nydailynews.com nydailynews.com 29 Dec, 2020 23:30 am

DOJ closes case against officers in Tamir Rice shooting

DOJ closes case against officers in Tamir Rice shooting
The Justice Department said Tuesday it would not bring criminal charges against two Cleveland police officers involved in the 2014 shooting of 12-year-old Tamir Rice, officially bringing their hate crime investigation of the case to a close.

The Justice Department said Tuesday it would not bring criminal charges against two Cleveland police officers involved in the 2014 shooting of 12-year-old Tamir Rice, officially bringing their hate crime investigation of the case to a close.Tamir Rice who was fatally shot by police in Cleveland.“Although Tamir Rice’s death is tragic, the evidence does not meet these substantial evidentiary requirements.It is not enough to show that the officer made a mistake, acted negligently, acted by accident or mistake, or even exercised bad judgment.

The shooting took place seconds after Loehmann and his partner, Officer Frank Garmback, arrived at the scene following a 911 call from a man who was drinking nearby of a “guy” pointing a gun at people.The man who made the 911 call said it was likely Tamir was a juvenile and said the gun was likely fake.

Read full story at nydailynews.com