The family of a 12 year old gunned down by Cleveland Police is “outraged” at extended video released by investigators. The footage shows the unfolding of Tamir Rice being fαtally shοt by police after he waved an airsoft gun.
According to the family, the video not only confirms what they already know, but also shows the dying boy’s sister being “manhandled and tackled” instead of allowed to comfort her dying brother.
“The extended version of the Tamir Rice shooting video released this morning by the Cleveland Police Department fully supports the initial account provided by the Rice family,” wrote the family in a statement.
“This video shows in crystal-clear HD that the responding officers acted inappropriately and recklessly, both in how they handled the shooting of 12-year-old Tamir Rice and the events that immediately followed,” it continued.
According to the family, however, the new footage goes to the heart of how Cleveland officers mishandled the incident.
“The family is outraged that rather than comfort a sister coming to the aid of her dying brother, the officers instead manhandled and tackled her, cuffed her and thoughtlessly tossed her in the back of a patrol car,” the family explains.
The statement concludes: “It is painfully obvious that these Cleveland Police Department officers lacked even the most basic elements of training.”
The original video released to the public proves that Rice was fαtally shοt within two seconds of officers arriving on the scene. New video shows Rice’s sister rushing to the scene two minutes after the shooting. Instead of being allowed to comfort her brother, she was forced to the ground and handcuffed.
An extended version of the recording was taken from the security camera at the Cudell Rec Center.