The Ohio prosecutor gathering evidence in the death of Tamir Rice by a Cleveland police officer released two reports Saturday that conclude the officer was justified in shooting the 12-year-old.
The reports, conducted by a retired FBI agent and a prosecutor in Denver, say Officer Timothy Loehmann acted reasonably under the law when he shot Tamir, who was holding a pellet gun that police say resembled a handgun, on Nov. 22.
A grand jury will determine in Loehmann faces criminal charges in Tamir’s death. Surveillance video shows the officer opening fire on Rice within seconds of arriving on the scene.
“We are not reaching any conclusions from these reports,” Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Timothy J. McGinty said in a statement. “The gathering of evidence continues and the grand jury will evaluate it all.”
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