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Justice Department officially closes case involving Tamir Rice without bringing charges against police officers

Justice Department officially closes case involving Tamir Rice without bringing charges against police officers
The Justice Department on Tuesday officially closed the investigation into Tamir Rice’s shooting and declared that there was insufficient evidence to charge the police officers involved.

Tamir Rice" is written on a wooden post near a makeshift memorial at the gazebo where the boy was fatally shot, outside the Cudell Recreation Center in Cleveland.Then-officer Timothy Loehmann shot Tamir at Cudell Recreation Center on Nov.The two officers responded to a report of someone pointing a gun at people outside the recreation center.(AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)The Plain Dealer CLEVELAND, Ohio – The Justice Department on Tuesday officially closed the investigation into Tamir Rice’s shooting and declared that there was insufficient evidence to charge the police officers involved in the boy’s death.

“Although Tamir Rice’s death is tragic, the evidence does not meet these substantial evidentiary requirements.” The announcement comes a month after attorneys for the Rice family sharply criticized Justice Department officials and demanded to know why they failed to convene a grand jury.

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