All month, we have been reporting on the story of a young boy named Tamir Rice who was shot and killed by a police officer while playing in a park with a toy gun.
As more details about the incident surface, the situation has become more and more disturbing than police initially described.
This week, Tamir’s mother, Samaria Rice has spoken out at a press conference, saying that not only was her 12-year-old son shot by officer Timothy Loehmann, but her 14-year-old daughter was immediately detained, handcuffed and thrown in the back of a police car.
At the press conference on Monday, Samaria Rice said that when she arrived at the scene of the shooting, she found her 14-year-old daughter handcuffed in the back of a police car. The girl was apparently handcuffed because she “refused to calm down” at the sight of her little brother just getting killed in front of her.