Officers Involved in the Shooting Death of Tamir Rice Will Not Face Charges

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The Cleveland cops will not be charged in the death of the 12-year-old. 

CNN reports that the Cleveland police officers involved in the shooting incident that killed 12-year-old Tamir Rice will not face any charges. 

The Ohio grand jury has decided not to indict the officer in training, Timothy Loehmann, who was involved in the incident. 

Grand Jury Begins Hearing Evidence in Tamir Rice Case

Rice was fatally shot last November while playing in a public park with a toy gun.

A bystander placed a 911 call to report that a boy was playing with a gun but clarified later to the operator that it was “probably fake.” The description of the gun was never passed onto officers who fired upon Rice two seconds after their arrival onto the scene. 

Rice died the next day in a local hospital. 

Prosecutor Tim McGinty said that the incident was a "perfect storm of human error" but reiterated that Loehmann acted in a "reasonable" manner because "the evidence did not indicate criminal conduct by police."

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