An Ohio grand jury has decided not to return an indictment in the 2014 police shooting death of 12-year-old Tamir Rice. Cuyahoga Co. prosecutor Timothy McGinty announced the decision Monday.
After FBI analyzed the video, they stated that Tamir drew his gun from his waist as police approached him. After the shooting, officers made the shocking discovery that the weapon he had on him was actually a toy gun.
Given this perfect storm of human error, mistakes and communications by all involved that day, the evidence did not indicate criminal conduct by police.
Officers Timothy Loehmann and Frank Garmback were said to be acting within the constitutional boundaries set forth by the Supreme Court of the United States. It was determined that the officers’ actions were appropriate and no charges will be filed.