Petition calls for charges against two Cleveland officers in shooting of Tamir Rice

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CLEVELAND- Activists calling for charges against the two Cleveland police officer involved in the death of Tamir Rice delivered a petition to the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor's Office on Thursday.

The demonstrators marched from the Free Stamp at Willard Park to the Cuyahoga County Justice Center.

“This really comes down to how we treat one another and how we respect one another, and if we engage with each other in fear, we`re going to continue to kill each other," Carmen Lane, of the Tamir Rice Commitee for Justice, said.

Eight months ago, Cleveland police were called to the Cudell Recreation Center for a report of a male waving a gun. Officers said they warned the boy to put down the weapon before shooting him. Rice died the next day and the gun turned out to be airsoft.

Tamir's cousin, LaTonya Goldsby, said the petition has 60,000 signatures.

"We have been fighting this cause for eight months, so it brings us a little bit of comfort knowing we have the support  of the community, but we also want to see action," Goldsby said.

The Cuyahoga County Sheriff's Office turned over its investigation findings into Rice's death to the prosecutor's office early last month.

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