Protests Against Cleveland Police For Killing 12-Year-Old Black Boy
According to Cleveland.com, protestors yelled “No justice! No peace!” and waved signs, one of which said: “From Michael Brown to Tamir Rice, This Must Stop.”
Part of the protesters’ anger stemmed from the police department’s lack of information shared with the public. The Cleveland Police Department originally said it would not release video surveillance footage of the shooting out of respect for Rice’s family, who wanted the video seen.
This afternoon, Cleveland police released the video (below), reports NewsChannel 5.
Cleveland Police Commander Ed Tomba narrated the video at a press conference and identified Timothy Loehmann and Frank Garmback as the officers involved in the shooting.
Commander Tomba claimed the two officers told Rice three times to put his hands up when they pulled up to the park in their patrol car.
However, the actual shooting is obscured by the police car and there is no audio on the video.