Officer Who Shot Tamir Rice Not Facing Charges | Sojourners

Officer Who Shot Tamir Rice Not Facing Charges

Officer Timothy Loehmann will not face charges in the shooting death of 12-year-old Tamir Rice after a grand jury failed to indict Monday. The Cuyahoga County prosecutor’s office announced Monday that Loehmann's partner, Frank Garmback, will also face no charges. The news comes more than a year after Rice was killed while carrying a toy gun at a park in Cleveland.

From New York Times

Tamir, who was black, was carrying a replica gun outside a recreation center when someone called 911. The caller cautioned that Tamir was probably a juvenile and that the weapon was “probably fake,” but that information was not relayed to the two officers who responded, Timothy Loehmann and Frank Garmback.

Timothy J. McGinty, the county prosecutor, who made the announcement at a news conference, called the shooting “a perfect storm of human error” but said no crime was committed.

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