Officers in Tamir Rice Case to Face Administrative Review, Mayor Says

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

The mayor of Cleveland confirmed today that there will be an administrative review of the police officers' actions in the Tamir Rice shooting, one day after a grand jury decided not to press criminal charges against the officers involved.

"People are upset, and legitimately and rightfully so," Mayor Frank Jackson said at a press conference this afternoon.

Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Timothy McGinty announced Monday that a grand jury declined to indict two police officers in connection with Tamir's death. Tamir was holding a toy gun when he was shot by officer Timothy Loehmann at a Cleveland playground in November 2014.

"We are doing everything in our power to ensure that this never happens again," Jackson said.

Jackson confirmed that the city's Critical Incident Review Committee will review the case, create a report and make recommendations regarding any potential suspension or termination of the officers.

The two police officers, Loehmann and Frank Garmback, have been placed on restricted duties, which is a paid administrative position, the president of the Cleveland Police Patrolmen's Association told ABC News.

Jackson said he is not worried about potential protests. A small number of people protested yesterday and a few dozen were out today but the protests have been generally calm.

"People have the right to protest," Jackson said.

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