Group delivers signatures asking prosecutor to step down from Tamir Rice case

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CLEVELAND-- Supporters and family of Tamir Rice today delivered thousands of signatures in a petition asking Prosecutor Timothy McGinty to step down in the case.

Protestors were chanting 'McGinty must go' as they entered the Justice Center elevators to deliver the petitions.

McGinty told Fox 8's Peggy Gallek that he will not step  down.

Tamir Rice was shot Nov. 22, 2014 after the officer thought the 12-year-old was handling a real gun. It turned out to be an airsoft pistol that police say looks like a real gun.

A grand jury began hearing the case late last month. On Nov. 4, the jury visited the scene of the shooting. It's not known when they will decide if charges should be issued.

According to a news release from, Tamir's cousin, Latonya Goldsby, launched the petition online after the release of expert reports that called the shooting "reasonable."

To see the petition site, click here. 

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