CLEVELAND — The City of Cleveland and police released the 911 calls and the video showing Saturday’s deadly police shooting of 12-year-old Tamir Rice.
Officials said they would release the information at a community meeting Tuesday night at the Cudell Recreation Center, the place where Tamir Rice was shot by officers.
The video, taken from a surveillance camera outside the center, clearly shows the shooting incident but Rice is hidden from view beside the police cruiser when he is shot and .falls to the ground.
Police began the news conference with the playing of the 911 call that was called in to police
The caller said the boy was sitting on a swing, pulling a gun in and out of his waistband.
Following the 911 call to police, officers responded to the shelter area outside Cudell.
Officers said they asked Rice three times to raise his hands and he went for the gun in his waistband.
Police said the officers involved were Timothy Loehmann, 26, and Frank Garmback, 46, and Loehmann, who was in the was the one who shot Rice.
The weapon turned out to be an air-soft gun that did not have the orange marking on it that could have distinguished it from a real handgun.