CLEVELAND – The probe into the shooting death of a 12-year-old Cleveland youth has up to three months of review and investigation before it will be presented to a grand jury.
During a news conference Monday, Deputy Chief Ed Tomba said “statements must be gathered, evidence remains to be gathered as we try to piece together what took place.”
In addition, an official statement from the officer who fired the fatal shot killing 12-year-old Tamir Rice still needs to be done.
“As you can imagine,” said Tomba, “he’s very distraught, as we all are, over what took place and we do want to support him and give him his space.”
Also, police say the review of the case will take up to 90 days before a grand jury hears evidence—which will not include whether police tactics for procedures were improper.
Instead, the case will follow strict U.S. Supreme Court guidelines involving the use of deadly force by police.