Two Reports Conclude Officer’s Shooting of 12-year-old Tamir Rice Was Justified
The Ohio prosecutor gathering evidence in the death of Tamir Rice by a Cleveland police officer released two reports Saturday that conclude the officer was justified in shooting the 12-year-old.
The reports, conducted by a retired FBI agent and a prosecutor in Denver, say Officer Timothy Loehmann acted reasonably under the law when he shot Tamir, who was holding a pellet gun that police say resembled a handgun, on Nov. 22.
A grand jury will determine in Loehmann faces criminal charges in Tamir’s death. Surveillance video shows the officer opening fire on Rice within seconds of arriving on the scene.