The gazebo where Tamir Rice, 12, was shot by Cleveland police is still standing. The city says its status is on hold. (Source: WOIO)
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The gazebo where Tamir Rice, 12, was shot by Cleveland police is still standing. The city says its status is on hold.
The city has considered disassembling the gazebo, but said due to criminal, civil and administrative cases, it could not proceed until it was no longer needed for evidential purposes. The city said this week it's in talks with groups who have shown interest in preserving the gazebo, adding those groups have 30 days to make their interests known.
A grand jury decided on Dec. 28, 2015 not to indict the two officers involved in the shooting, Timothy Loehmann and Frank Garmback. Cuyahoga County prosecutor Tim McGinty said the evidence did not warrant criminal charges.
On Nov. 22, 2014, Tamir was fatally shot by a Cleveland police officer after a report of a male with a gun outside of a Cleveland recreation center. Officers Loehmann and Garmback responded to the scene. Loehmann fired the shot that killed the 12-year-old.