More than a year after Tamir Rice was shot and killed by police, a grand jury decided not to indict the police officers involved in the shooting.
The fatal shooting of 12-year-old Tamir Rice by two Cleveland cops was a “perfect storm of human error” but not a crime, the Cuyahoga County prosecutor announced Monday. […]The prosecutor said a “perfect storm of human error” led to the death of Rice, who was holding what turned out to be a pellet gun when he was shot by police.
The Cleveland Plain Dealer added, The grand jury heard evidence over nearly three months, including conflicting reports written by five experts in police use of force, statements read by [officers Timothy Loehmann and Frank Garmback] and testimony from some of Tamir’s relatives who arrived at the scene within minutes at the scene of the shooting.”
We’ll have more on the developments on tonight’s show, but it’s worth noting for context that the decision not to indict in the Tamir Rice case follows similar no-indictment outcomes in the cases of Sandra Bland, Eric Garner, and Michael Brown.