Community event held to honor all victims of police violence

Community event held to honor all victims of police violence

CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - Since his death in 2014, Tamir Rice has become a national symbol for police brutality against African-Americans.

Community event held to honor all victims of police violence

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.

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