Cuyahoga County Sheriff to deliver statement on death investigation of 12-year-old Tamir Rice

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Tamir Rice (Family photo)

CLEVELAND- Cuyahoga County Sheriff Clifford Pinkney will provide an update on the investigation into the death of Tamir Rice on Tuesday.

The news conference will be at 11 a.m. at the Cuyahoga County Sheriff’s Department. Since this is an open investigation, Sheriff Pinkney will not take questions.

Cleveland police were called to Cudell Recreation Center on Nov. 22 for a report of a male with a gun. The Cleveland Division of Police said they warned 12-year-old Rice to drop the weapon before they shot and killed him. They later learned the gun was airsoft.

Last week, the boy’s mother, Samaria Rice, held a news conference, asking why the investigation was taking so long.

“Less than a second and my son is gone, and I want to know how long I got to wait for justice?” Samaria Rice said while flanked by the family’s attorneys.

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