Tamir Rice protesters disrupt City Council meeting - Cleveland 19 News Cleveland, OH

Tamir Rice protesters disrupt City Council meeting

Protesters interrupted City Council's meeting to express their frustrations over delays in Tamir Rice's case. (Source: WOIO) Protesters interrupted City Council's meeting to express their frustrations over delays in Tamir Rice's case. (Source: WOIO)
Protesters held signs and chanted. (Source: WOIO) Protesters held signs and chanted. (Source: WOIO)
Protesters demanded "justice for Tamir." (Source: WOIO) Protesters demanded "justice for Tamir." (Source: WOIO)
Police asked protesters to quiet down, but many refused. (Source: WOIO) Police asked protesters to quiet down, but many refused. (Source: WOIO)
CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) -

Several protesters disrupted Cleveland City Council's meeting on Monday night to call attention to the death of 12-year-old Tamir Rice.

Tamir was holding an airsoft pellet gun when he was fatally shot by a Cleveland police officer on Nov. 22, 2014 outside Cudell Rec Center in Cleveland. 

About two weeks ago, the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office released several reports from the investigation that called the officers' actions "reasonable." In June, a Cleveland Municipal Court judge thought otherwise and made a recommendation that the officers be charged with murder.

Protesters expressed their frustrations on the lack of developments in the case. Holding signs and chanting, the group demanded action.

Councilman Jeff Johnson voiced his support, saying it’s been a year and it is time for something to happen.

At least one person was removed from the meeting and, according to the police report, was charged with disturbing a lawful meeting and resisting arrest.

Those charges have since been dropped.

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