It’s been five months since 12-year-old Cleveland native Tamir Rice was shot by law enforcement outside a recreation center, and his family is still looking for answers and trying to understand why the officer involved has not been charged, WKYC reports.
"We need justice!" family attorney Benjamin Crump said to a crowd that gathered outside the Cuyahoga County Justice Center around midday Monday.
"It is so sad that the face of police brutality in America is going to be the 12-year-old face of Tamir Rice," he added. "We come here to Cleveland, Ohio, brothers and sisters, where we had video capture the whole entire episode of what happened to claim this baby's life. And yet, after five months and counting, no one has been charged; no one has been held accountable for the death of 12-year-old Tamir Rice."
"Ask how long will it take for Cleveland to give this family some justice," another attorney, Walter Madison, said. "It's not much to ask. It's something we're all guaranteed and entitled to."
Tamir’s mother, Samaria Rice, has reportedly become homeless since the incident that took her son’s life.
"I just want to say thank you," she told the crowd, speaking only briefly. "Please keep us in spirit. Keep us lifted. Please protest peacefully and get justice for our son. Thank you."
Read more at WKYC.