The mother of 12-year-old Tamir Rice, who was shot and killed by police in Cleveland for a toy gun, is speaking out, and has revealed sad new details in the story.
After 2 neighborhood kids delivered the news about her son (and NOT the police, smh), Samiria Rice made her way to the park, and this is how the cops treated her:
I noticed my son laying down on the ground and I went charging and yelling and everything at the police because they wouldn’t let me through. Then I seen my daughter in the back of the police car — the same car that the shooter got out of. As I was trying to get through to my son, the police told me to calm down or they would put me in the back of a police car.
Can you imagine how traumatic that must have been? The family filed a lawsuit Friday against the city of Cleveland and the two officers, Timothy Loehmann and Frank Garmback, involved. The lawsuit alleges excessive force, assault and battery and wrongful death in its causes of action. Naturally, they are asking for a conviction. Check out the full statement Tamiria made below, speaking out for the first time to local media since the Nov. 22 incident. RIP, Tamir Rice!
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