The U.S. Department of Justice will continue its independent review of the shooting of 12-year-old Tamir Rice, the organization said Monday.
Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Tim McGinty announced that the grand jury has declined to indict officers involved in the boy’s November 2014 death.
The department released the following statement:
The Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice, the United States Attorney’s Office and the Federal Bureau of Investigation have been monitoring the investigation that has been conducted regarding the death of Tamir Rice on Nov. 22, 2014. We will continue our independent review of this matter, assess all available materials and determine what actions are appropriate, given the strict burdens and requirements imposed by applicable federal civil rights laws.
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