Justice

After Fatally Shooting 12-Year-Old Carrying Toy Gun, Police Tackled His 14-Year-Old Sister

CREDIT: AP Photo/Tony Dejak

Demonstrators block Public Square in Cleveland, during a protest.

New video depicts Cleveland police officers assaulting a 14-year-old girl moments after they fatally shot her 12-year-old brother, Tamir Rice. The video, obtained by the Northeast Ohio Media Group, shows that police “forced Tamir Rice’s 14-year-old sister to the ground, handcuffed her and placed in the back of a Cleveland police car steps away from her wounded 12-year-old brother.”

Police resisted releasing the video for weeks.

An attorney for the Rice family, Walter Madison, called the footage “the cruelest thing I’ve ever seen.” What’s depicted in the video “confirmed earlier claims made by┬áTamir’s mother, Samaria Rice, and her legal team.”

The extended video also shows that the officers did not provide CPR to Tamir Rice for nearly four minutes. Tamir later died.

The investigation was recently handed over Cuyahoga County Sheriff’s Department. At the conclusion of the investigation, Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Timothy McGinty will present the evidence to a grand jury.