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Sit-in held on second anniversary of Tamir Rice’s death
By Associated Press
Published December 1, 2016
Tamir Rice (file photo)

Tamir Rice (file photo)

Family and supporters of Tamir Rice staged a sit-in outside Cleveland’s First District Police Headquarters to mark the two-year anniversary of when the 12-year-old was fatally shot by police.

Rice was shot by police outside the Cudell Recreation Center on Nov. 22, 2014. Investigators say the boy was handling a pellet gun, which the officers believed was a real firearm.

The officers involved, Timothy Loehmann and Frank Garmback, were not criminally charged. They still could potentially face disciplinary action.

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Rice’s mother, Samaria, told the crowd gathered for the sit-in that her first demand is the immediate firing of Loehmann and Garmback. She is also seeking a meeting with outgoing U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch.

Samaria Rice settled a $6 million federal civil rights lawsuit with the city in April.

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