CLEVELAND- A use of deadly force investigation is now underway following the officer-involved shooting of 12-year-old Tamir Rice.
Early Wednesday, the Cleveland Division of Police released the video at the family's request of the shooting that took place outside the Cudell Rec Center Saturday afternoon.
The names of the officers involved were also released. They are Timothy Loehmann, age 26, appointed to the force in March 2014, and Frank Garmback, 46, appointed to the force in February 2008. Garmback was the driver and a training officer.
Police received a call that a male had a gun near the swings and was waving it at people.
“He’s sitting on a swing right now… He keeps pulling it out of his pants and pointing it at people,” the 911 caller told dispatch. “I don’t know if it’s real or not”
In the video released Wednesday, Rice can be seen before the shooting walking along the sidewalk outside the rec center, talking on his cell phone and extending his arm with what appears to be a gun.
Both officers are currently on leave during the investigation.