In a statement, Washington Post reported that Samaria Rice has shared her utter sadness and disappointment with the legal system for not indicting officers who shot and killed her 12-year-old son Tamir last November. She went on to say:
“I don’t want my child to have died for nothing and I refuse to let his legacy or his name be ignored”
During the investigation, Rice remained strong in her belief that Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Timothy McGinty sabotaged the case on purpose by never advocating for little Tamir. She went on to say:
As the video shows, Officer Loehmann shot my son in less than a second. All I wanted was someone to be held accountable.”
If you forgot what happened, Tamir Rice was playing with a toy gun in a public park when cops rolled up and fatally shot him last November. A witness called 911 to report that a boy was playing with a gun but said clearly later on to the officer that it was “probably fake.” The description of the gun was never passed along to officers Timothy Loehmann and his partner Frank Garmback.
Officer Loehmann fired his weapon at Rice TWO SECONDS after their arrival onto the scene. Rice died the next day in a local hospital.
An Ohio grand jury decided on Monday not to indict Loehmann or Garmback on any charges of criminal misconduct.