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December 12th, 2014
08:56 PM ET

Cleveland police killing of 12-year-old Tamir Rice ruled a homicide

The death of 12-year-old Tamir Rice, who was shot by a Cleveland police officer has been ruled a homicide, the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner's Office said Friday.

Police say Rice was pointing a pellet gun at people shortly before officers pulled up and shot him mistaking the pellet gun for a real firearm.

Is this enough to indict the officer?

CNN's Joe Johns is OutFront.


Filed under: Justice • News • Tamir Rice
December 10th, 2014
08:44 PM ET

Tamir Rice case to go before grand jury

Protesters rallying at New York City's city hall have released a list of demands in the aftermath of a grand jury decision not to indict the police officer in the chokehold death of Eric Garner. Those demands include that the state of New York "appoint a special prosecutor to investigate and prosecute all criminal cases involving the use of force, including deadly force, by police officers."

This comes as the prosecutor's office confirms to OutFront that prosecutors will present to a grand jury the case against a white police officer who fatally shot a 12-year-old Cleveland boy while he was holding a toy gun.

CNN's Erin Burnett reports.


Filed under: Justice • News • Tamir Rice
December 8th, 2014
09:07 PM ET

Tamir Rice's mother: "I'm looking for a conviction"

The mother of a 12-year-old boy gunned down by police is speaking out publicly for the first time. The mother, Samaria Rice, says that she was threatened with arrest when she tried to rush to her son's aid while he lay dying in the street.

Justice Department: Cleveland Police poorly trained, reckless

Tamir Rice was playing with a toy gun in the park. Two seconds after police officers arrived on the scene, the 12-year-old boy was fatally shot.

CNN's Martin Savidge has more OutFront.


Filed under: Justice • News • Tamir Rice