Cleveland Officers Not Charged in Death of Black 12-Year-Old
An Ohio grand jury declined to press charges against an officer who fatally shot Tamir Rice in November 2014. Prosecutor Tim McGinty called the events a “perfect storm of human error,” and argued that officers couldn’t have known Rice was holding a pellet gun when he reached into his waistband. The shooting was one of several that inspired the “Black Lives Matter” movement. Rice’s family continues to question the investigation, accusing McGinty of “acting like the police officers’ defense attorney,” and are asking the Justice Department to intervene.