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Tamar Rice 12-Year Old Shot By Police Cremated Per Mother’s Decision

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The body of 12-year-old Tamir Rice, who was shot dead by police at a Cleveland playground six months ago, has been cremated.

Tamir Rice’s mother made the decision last week, family attorney Walter Madison says.

Tamir had an airsoft gun that shoots nonlethal plastic pellets when a rookie officer fatally shot him on November 22, 2014.

Timothy Loehmann, the officer who shot Rice, and Frank Garmback, who was driving the police squad car, are white. Rice was black.

The incident was one of a series of killings of black people by white police officers that fueled national outrage over the use of force by law enforcement officers
A security camera video of the shooting shows Loehmann shooting Rice less than two seconds after the two officers’ squad car arrived.

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Rice, a sixth-grader, was playing with a replica handgun that mainly shoots plastic pellets when he was shot twice by police responding to a 911 emergency call about a man with a gun outside a recreation center. Rice died the next day.

A security camera video of the shooting shows Loehmann shooting Rice less than two seconds after the two officers’ squad car arrived.

Source: Farrah Gray

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