Administrative review for Cleveland police who killed 12-year-old

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Cleveland’s mayor says the police officers who shot and killed a 12-year-old boy in 2014 now face an administrative review, along with two other city employees. Rough Cut (no reporter narration)

Administrative review for Cleveland police who killed 12-year-old

The mayor of Cleveland, Ohio said on Monday that the two police officers who shot and killed a 12-year-old boy in 2014 will now face an administrative review.

Mayor Frank Jackson told reporters at a briefing that Officer Timothy Loehmann and his partner Frank Garmback could be disciplined by the police department for their actions, even though a grand jury declined to indict them on criminal charges.

The jury reached the decision on the November 2014 fatal shooting of 12-year-old Tamir Rice after hearing weeks of testimony.

Jackson said it had been “a long, troubling, trying year” for the city and that he had extended his condolences to Tamir’s family on the tragedy.

He said Tamir’s death had caused the city to do “a lot of soul-searching…to better ensure that an incident like this would never happen again.”

Police Chief Calvin Williams said the city would respect the right of demonstrators to protest the decision, but added that violence will not be tolerated.

Rice was playing with a replica handgun outside a recreation center when Loehmann shot him twice within seconds of reaching the park in a squad car driven by Garmback.

He died the next day.

Rice’s shooting is one of several cases that have raised questions about the use of deadly force by police in the United States, particularly against minorities.

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