Site of Tamir Rice’s shooting death is stop on Pokemon Go

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CLEVELAND-- The popular game Pokemon Go is causing controversy in Cleveland.

It's a virtual scavenger hunt app that places creatures and items in real locations. But one pokestop is the gazebo at Cudell Recreation Center on the city's west side.

The gazebo is where 12-year-old Tamir Rice was shot and killed by Cleveland police in November 2014.

When you get there, the Pokemon Go app adds a description about the site that reads, "Community memorial for Tamir Rice, shot and killed by CPD officers who shot him in under 2s after breaking department policy regarding escalation of force."

A user named Jamie said she wrote the description playing Pokemon Go's predecessor, Ingress.

"I was just here one day and I saw the memorial there.  And it was kind of odd to look at that picture out of context and just see that gazebo, because it's not some random gazebo," Jamie said.

However, the description in the Pokemon world is not the real world. In reality, a grand jury decided not to indict the two Cleveland police officers involved in the shooting in December.

Jamie said the description was pulled over from Ingress when the makers, Niantic Labs, made Pokemon Go.

"I just didn't want what happened here to be forgotten. I was very aware that when I wrote that it could be rejected," Jamie said.

Cudell Recreation Center