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The Cleveland police union president says the firing of the white officer who fatally shot a 12-year-old black boy was "unjustified" and "politically motivated." 

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A painting depicting the fatal shooting of Tamir Rice, a 12-year-old African-American Cleveland boy shot by white police officers in 2014, has been withdrawn from a Pittsburgh arts festival after a social media outcry that the white artist was exploiting black pain.

cppa.org

The Cleveland police union plans to file a federal lawsuit against toy gun makers, demanding they produce products that look like toys.

cleveland.com

The mother of Tamir Rice says she's disappointed a Cleveland police officer who fired the shot that killed her son won't face internal charges for use of force.

Rice Family

Cleveland officials say internal disciplinary charges have been brought against two caucasian police officers involved in the 2014 killing a 12-year-old African-American boy playing with a pellet gun outside a recreation center.

Dozens of people gathered for a vigil last night on the near east side, near where a white Columbus police officer shot and killed a 13-year-old African-American boy who police say pulled a real-looking pellet gun from his waistband.

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The Tamir Rice family will donate an undisclosed amount of money to the City of Cleveland in order to get approval to build a memorial for the 12-year-old at the recreation center where he was shot and killed in November of 2014.

cleveland.com

The mother of the 12-year-old boy shot and killed by Cleveland police is scheduled to be the keynote speaker at a ceremony marking the 46th anniversary of the Kent State University shootings. 

Rice Family

The city of Cleveland has reached a 6 million dollar settlement of a lawsuit over the death of a 12-year-old black boy shot by a white police officer while playing with a pellet gun in November 2014.

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The City of Cleveland has fired an emergency medical services supervisor for a social medial post saying he was glad a 12-year-old African-American boy fatally shot by a white police officer is dead.

wtam.com

Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson has apologized to the Tamir Rice family for trying to charge them 500 dollars for ems and ambulance services received when he was shot in 2014.

Rice Family

The city of Cleveland wants to bill the family of Tamir Rice for ems and ambulance services he received after being shot in November 2014.

cleveland.com

The FBI and local law enforcement agencies are investigating threats made against the Cuayhoga County prosecutor who oversaw the investigation that resulted in a grand jury decision not to indict two white police officers in the fatal shooting of Tamir Rice, a 12-year-old African-American boy killed in 2014 while carrying a pellet gun.

toledoblade.com

The first piece of bipartisan legislation to come out of Governor John Kasich's task force on police-community relations has been introduced. 

cleveland.com

A third expert on police use of force concludes the white Cleveland officer who killed a 12-year-old African-American boy carrying a pellet gun was justified. 

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Two investigations by outside law enforcement experts say a white Cleveland police officer was justified when he fatally shot a 12-year-old African-American boy holding a pellet gun last year. 

For the first time in state history, there is now a set of minimum standards for police use of deadly force and recruitment. 

State of Ohio

The panel that’s working on police-community relations has come up with drafts of standards on use of force, recruitment and hiring. 

stopmassincarceration.net

Activists and family members of those killed by police are launching a national tour asking Americans to choose a side in the debate over police violence.

thefreethoughtproject.com

Eight months ago a white Cleveland police officer shot and killed an African-American boy carrying a pellet gun outside of a recreation center.

State of Ohio

Ohio's public safety director says the process has begun to create first-ever standards for police use of deadly force across the state.  

USA Today

Cuayhoga County Prosecutor Tim McGinty says the case of two white Cleveland police officers involved in the shooting death of a 12-year-old African-American boy holding a pellet gun will go to a grand jury.

Rice Family

A group of civil rights leaders, activists and clergy today is seeking arrest warrants for two Cleveland police officers involved in the 2014 shooting death of a 12-year-old African-American boy who was armed with a pellet gun.

WCBE Files

Ohio Governor John Kasich has named the members of a first-ever Ohio police standards board that will lay out rules for law enforcement on the proper use of deadly force.

Brian Bull

Cleveland leaders and federal officials jointly presented a 105-page document yesterday that they say will reform the city's police department. 

Community leaders and law enforcement officials from around Ohio met at the University of Cincinnati yesterday for the fourth and final time to continue working on ways to improve police-community relations.

City of Cleveland

Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson is apologizing after the city suggested 12-year-old Tamir Rice, who was killed by officer Timothy Loehmann last November while brandishing a pellet gun, died as a result of his own actions.

A presidential task force gathering information on policing best practices and issues are hearing from law enforcement officials, community activists and others in two days of sessions at the University of Cincinnati.

A state task force on police-community relations held its first meeting last night in Cleveland. 

Demonstrators marched nearly 4 miles across Cleveland's West side and jammed traffic in one of two Martin Luther King Junior Day protests against police brutality.

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