** Police ID officers involved 12-year-old’s shooting **
CLEVELAND — The family of a 12-year-old Cleveland boy fatally shot by a police officer responding to a call about someone with a gun says police acted too quickly and his death could’ve been avoided.
A statement released Wednesday evening by attorneys for Tamir Rice’s family says the family has viewed a surveillance video of the shooting and thanks the city for releasing it publicly.
The video shows Tamir carrying an airsoft gun that shoots non-lethal plastic pellets. Police say the officer who shot him fired within 2 seconds of pulling up in his cruiser.
We have been advised to speak about the topic at hand and not having a lot of spill-over discussion concerning other stories and issues. Thus, I post this story on Tamir Rice, really could have been posted a few days ago. I have watched 6 minutes of video online which showed the boy with the realistic looking pistol gun in the park and a bystander, someone at the park called in and said they were very scared. I watched the video but the shooting to me without devoting a lot of time to it, is somewhat obscured by the police car though you can see in general what is going on.