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2015: Grand jury declines to indict Cleveland officer in fatal 2014 shooting of 12-year-old Tamir Rice - LA Times

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A grand jury Monday declined to indict a white rookie police officer in the killing of  Tamir Rice, a 12-year-old black boy who was shot while playing with what turned out to be a pellet gun.

In explaining the decision, Cuyahoga County prosecutor Tim McGinty said it was "indisputable" that the boy was drawing the pistol from his waistband when he was gunned down. McGinty said Tamir was trying to either hand the weapon over to police or show them it wasn't real, but the officer and his partner had no way of knowing that.

They killed a 12 year old boy? Sad. 

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