source: ABC News
published: 16 October 2015
The mother of Tamir Rice, the 12-year-old boy who was shot dead by a Cleveland police officer last year, is calling for the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office to step aside and is asking for a special prosecutor to take control of the criminal investigation into her son’s death.
“Since the senseless shooting of my son Tamir Rice I have had many sleepless nights and days,” Samaria Rice said at a news conference in Cleveland today, appearing alongside her attorneys. “Almost a year now, no justice, no peace.”
Rice said she is “disappointed” in how the prosecutor is handling the case. Rice added that she is praying the public continues to ask questions and seek the truth.
Tamir was holding a toy gun when officer Timothy Loehmann shot him at a Cleveland, Ohio, playground in November 2014.