The lawyer for the family of Tamir Rice, the 12-year-old boy holding a pellet gun who was fatally shot by a Cleveland patrolman, says reports finding that the shooting was justified show the prosecutor’s office is avoiding accountability.

Subodh Chandra says the Rice family wants the officers held accountable and it seems “the prosecutor’s office has been on a 12-month quest” to avoid it.

Reports by outside experts were released Saturday by the Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH’-guh) County Prosecutor’s Office. They concluded the patrolman had reason to perceive Tamir as a threat before shooting him last November.

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