Tamir Rice: Rev. Sharpton "Appalled" As Ohio Fails To Indict Officer Loehmann In Killing

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 Officer Loehmann

The Reverend Al Sharpton in a statement has sharply denounced the decision by a grand jury in Ohio not to return an indictment against the police officer who killed 12-year old Tamir Rice. 

“We are appalled that no indictment was returned in the case of 12-year-old Tamir Rice, though we are not surprised given the behavior and tone displayed by prosecutor Tim McGinty all year," Sharpton,  President and Founder of the National Action Network, said. "National Action Network has stood by Tamir’s family since the egregious killing that took young Tamir’s life and his mother joined us at a national march for police accountability last year in the nation’s capital. We will continue to support Samaria Rice as we call for a special national prosecutor to monitor such cases and we stand by the Rice family as they are dealt this blow during the holidays.”

Rice was shot and killed by Officer Timothy Loehmann who together with Frank Garmback arrived at the scene where Rice had been playing on November 22, 2014 at a Cleveland recreational center.

Loehmann quickly drew his weapon and shot Rice.

It was later discovered that Rice had a toy gun, the authorities reported.

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