A grand jury decided not to indict a Cleveland police officer or his partner for their roles in the fatal shooting of 12-year-old Tamir Rice.
Rice, a black youngster, was holding what turned out to be a realistic pellet gun.
Patrolman Timothy Loehmann fatally shot Tamir Rice within two seconds of a police cruiser driven by Frank Garmback skidding to a stop near the boy in November 2014. The charges come after a lengthy investigation by the Cuyahoga County sheriff’s office and county prosecutors and a grand jury presentation that began in late October. h/t abc7
A video of the shooting captured by a surveillance camera provoked outrage nationally and made Tamir a central figure in a protest movement over police killings.