U.S. will not file charges against Cleveland police over Tamir Rice shooting

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The U.S. Justice Department said on Tuesday it had closed its investigation of the 2014 shooting by Cleveland police of Tamir Rice, a 12-year-old Black youth, and that no federal criminal charges would be filed.

Timothy Loehmann, a Cleveland police rookie, shot Rice as he played in a playground with a toy gun that fired pellets, one of a string of killings that fueled protests against the use of deadly force by U.S. police, particularly against minorities.



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