The phrase “No Justice! No Peace!” will continue to be heard. In the case of 12 year-old Tamir Rice, who was gunned down by Cleveland police officers in 2014 will not face federal charges.
In an announcement that came today from the Department of Justice, they argued that there wasn’t enough evidence determine what happened during the time of the shooting indefinitely. If you all remember there was video of the deadly shooting but, federal prosecutors claim the quality, angle, and grainy footage did not suffice or show whether Rice did reach for the toy gun.
The Department of Justice released a statement that said, “Although Tamir Rice’s death is tragic, the evidence does not meet these evidentiary requirements.” “It is important to note that the footage is grainy, shot from a distance, does not show detail or perspective, and portions of the incident are not visible because of the location of the patrol car.”
Tamir was gunned down back in November 2014 while playing with a toy gun when police got a call about a juvenile pointing a gun at people. When the officers pulled up they immediately fired shots.