CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - Since his death in 2014, Tamir Rice has become a national symbol for police brutality against African-Americans.
His mother, Samaria Rice, has used her voice numerous times over the past six years to advocate for equality and police reform.
The 12-year-old African-American boy, who was carrying an Airsoft pellet gun at the time, was fatally by a white Cleveland police officer in November 2014.
The Cleveland Division of Police eventually deemed the shooting “reasonable and within guidelines." The officer, Timothy Loehmann was eventually fired for lying on a portion of his hiring application, not for the deadly shooting.