New Video of Tamir Rice Shooting Released; Shows Officers Handcuffing His Sister

By Carla Murphy Jan 08, 2015

Cleveland officials yesterday released new extended video showing the 30 minutes following the fatal shooting of 12-year-old Tamir Rice by officer Timothy Loehmann. At 1:40 the video, which has no audio, shows Rice’s 14-year-old sister running onto the scene. Before she can reach her brother, Loehmann’s partner, officer Frank Garmback, rushes forward to force her to the ground. There, she struggles to get up while Loehmann comes over to guard her and Garmback returns to stand over Tamir. Ultimately, she’s handcuffed and placed in the squad car–steps away from where her brother lays dying.

On that Saturday afternoon in late November, Rice had been playing in the park with a BB gun, which, according to reports, looked like a real gun. Officers were responding to a call from dispatch. Loehmann, who shot Rice within two seconds of his squad car arriving on the scene, had previously been ruled unfit for duty.

The video shows grainy footage from the surveillance camera of the Cudell Recreation Center. According to the NEOMG, Cleveland’s police department "will hand over its evidence to Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Timothy McGinty’s office. Prosecutors will present the evidence to a grand jury, which will decide whether to criminally indict any officers involved."