A grand jury in Cleveland, Ohio declined Monday to criminally charge two police officers who shot and killed Tamir Rice.
Rice, 12, was shot and killed in a public park in November 2014 after two Cleveland police officers, Timothy Loehmann and Frank Garmback, mistook his toy gun for a real weapon.
Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Timothy McGinty stated himself that he too did not think charges should be pressed against the officers saying that the “perfect storm of human error.”
“The death of Tamir Rice was an absolute tragedy,” McGinty said, “but it was not, by the law that binds us, a crime.”
The parents if Rice who are broken up “saddened and disappointed by this outcome—but not surprised,” in a statement read by the family attorney.