CLEVELAND – While family members and attorneys of Tamir Rice‘s family have been critical of the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s handling of their case, officials say they continue to move forward with the investigation.
Tamir’s mother has repeatedly asked that a special prosecutor be in charge of the investigation of her son’s shooting death.
Tamir was shot after police were called to the recreation center because of a male with a gun. The 12-year-old had an airsoft pistol that police say looked like a real gun.
On Friday , Prosecutor Tim McGinty released the following statement in part:
“We have never once criticized Tamir’s mother or questioned her right to grieve in any way. We have met with her repeatedly and cooperated with her in every possible manner. And we will continue to do so.”
A grand jury has been meeting on the case for the past two weeks.
The Fox 8 I-Team got an exclusive look as the grand jury viewed the playground area of Cudell Recreation Center Wednesday , the area where Tamir was shot.
The faces of the grand jurors were not shown in order to protect their identity and not interfere with the process.
Union President Steve Loomis said some of his Officer’s have been asked to testify at the grand jury and have cooperated.
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