Video Released Proving Cops Didn’t Wait One Second Before Shooting 12-Year-Old Holding Toy Gun

Tamir E. Rice, the 12-year-old Cleveland youth who died on Sunday at MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland was shot without a moment to respond to police last weekend. A newly-released video shows Rice walking around the Cudell park with a BB gun in his hand (scroll down for video).

The shooting is eerily similar to the death of John Crawford, in Beavercreek, Ohio. Both victims of police shootings can be seen on video looking more or less bored and talking on their cell phones before officers arrived.

We now know that the responding officers in Tamir’s case were Frank Garmack, 46, a six-year veteran of the force, and Timothy Lowman, 26, a rookie who had only been with the department since March.

In reference to the police release of the video of the shooting, Deputy Chief Edward Tomba just said “we are honoring the wishes of the family and releasing this and also in the spirit of being open and fair with our community,” during a press conference today.

Watch the video release at the conference in the video below…

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