CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - Several Cleveland council members introduced legislation that would allow the Tamir Rice Foundation to build a streetscape on city property in memory of the 12-year-old boy who was shot and killed by police in 2014.
If passed, the streetscape would be installed and maintained on a portion of the city’s greenspace at Cudell Commons near old West Boulevard and Detroit Avenue.
The proposal was first introduced to the agenda on Nov. 18, nearly six years to the day since Rice’s death, by council members Brian Mooney, Jenny Spencer, Kenneth Johnson, and Anthony Brancatelli.
Rice was shot by a Cleveland Police Officer on Nov. 22, 2014 after witnesses reporting seeing an African-American boy waving around an authentic-looking firearm, which turned out to be an Airsoft pellet gun.
The 12-year-old boy died from his injuries a day later on Nov. 23.