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Tamir Rice Shooting – Cleveland Police May Face Charges, Civil Rights Lawsuit Filed

Tuesday, May 5, 2015 8:13
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Tamir Rice was shot and killed by two police officers in Cleveland more than five months ago. The relatives of the 12-year-old boy are pushing forward with a lawsuit against the police officers who shot their son after encountering him at a park waving what appeared to be a real gun.

The Cleveland police officers were called to the park after Tamir Rice was spotted waving what looked like a real gun but was actually an airsoft gun that shoots just plastic pellets. Samaria Rice, the boy’s mother, is upset that her son’s body has not been laid to rest. She moved into a homeless shelter because she said she could not stand to live so close to the spot where the shooting took place.

“It wasn’t good for her emotional health to remain in that location where she could see the killing field of her son… Click here to read more about the Tamir Rice civil rights lawsuit and the Cleveland police shooting.

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