Tamir Rice's Family, Police Union At Odds Over New Footage
There've been mixed reactions to the new video footage that shows what occurred after 12-year-old Tamir Rice was fatally shot by police in November.By Jay Strubberg | January 9, 2015
There've been mixed reactions to the new surveillance footage that shows what occurred after 12-year-old Tamir Rice was fatally shot by police in November.
First, here's what happened: after shooting Rice, Cleveland police tackled a teenage girl sprinting across the complex who was later identified as Rice's sister. She was then put in hand-cuffs, placed in the back of their patrol vehicle and locked inside for more than 25 minutes.
Upon witnessing the footage, the family released a statement saying, "This video shows in crystal-clear HD that the responding officers acted inappropriately and recklessly. ... The family is outraged."