We've uncovered an untold story from the night 12-year-old Tamir Rice died after being shot by
. Family members became involved in a violent scuffle with hospital officers.
We've obtained a heavily blacked out
police report, as well as security video. Although the hospital says most of the outrageous activity happened off camera, the combination reveals what happened last month inside that hospital as a doctor broke the news that Tamir had died. He had been shot by police hours earlier, holding a BB gun that looked much more powerful.
The report shows hospital police faced a "barrage of punches." A female began to "knock over signs and punch walls." Additionally, a crowd began to circle officers, and some people "pulled out cell phones and began to record" as police struggled to gain control.
A doctor asked officers to stand by as he told Tamir's mother and her father the boy had died. The report lists seven hospital officers were there. It also describes a young woman trying to get into the operating room, plus another going into a secured area through locked double doors.
That report also shows a hysterical female and others spilled into a waiting area separated by glass doors, and a stocky male blocked the doors. Then police say he started fighting with hospital officers, seven who were called to help because of "heightened sensitivity." Four Cleveland officers showed up to help hospital police take control. However, the hospital says the Cleveland officers did not actually get involved in any way.
We've learned the male fighting with police was a teen family member. Police took him to a holding cell, but released him, and no charges have been filed.
MetroHealth released the following statement regarding the surveillance video:
"The laws that govern us require that we release the video, so we have no choice but to do so.
The tape portrays a family grieving - something they should be able to do with an expectation of privacy.
Releasing the video goes against our principles because we believe in treating a family with compassion and dignity in their time of grief.
The MetroHealth family extends our deepest sympathy to Tamir's family and friends as they try to heal."
Meantime, the family is suing Cleveland Police over the shooting.