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Cleveland Cops Swear They Warned 12 Year Old Boy Repeatedly Before Shooting in 2 Secs


#1 detectiveconan16   Delicious! CAGiversary!   7125 Posts   Joined 12.3 Years Ago  

detectiveconan16

Posted 02 December 2015 - 12:14 PM

http://www.cnn.com/2...mann-statement/

 

 

The police officer who shot 12-year-old Tamir Rice is speaking out for the first time, more than a year after the shooting.

In a signed statement given to investigators and released by the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor's Office Tuesday, Cleveland Police Officer Timothy Loehmann doesn't mention Tamir by name.

He says he saw a suspect "pick up an object and stick it down in his waistband" as he arrived outside a Cleveland recreation center with his partner on November 22, 2014. He says he yelled "show me your hands" as loudly as he could. And he says he thought the suspect "appeared to be over 18 years old and about 185 pounds" and was pulling out a real gun.

"With his hands pulling the gun out and his elbow coming up, I knew it was a gun and it was coming out. I saw the weapon in his hands coming out of his waistband and the threat to my partner and myself was real and active," Loehmann wrote in the statement, which was dated Monday.

The officer says he fired two shots toward the gun, based on his training.

The video shows this exchange happened in a matter of seconds. I know athletes feel that time slows down at the peak of their performance, but wow. Can someone explains how that works?

 



#2 Purple Flames   MC Sucka DJ CAGiversary!   5769 Posts   Joined 14.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 03 December 2015 - 04:14 AM

Nothing about this makes any sense. The entire shooting took place in less than 2 seconds. They had zero time to issue any sort of warning. Not only that, but it was apparent to anyone that the cops already had their guns drawn when they rolled up on that kid. At no point in that  video did you see Tamir holding anything resembling a gun. Also, bullshit on him looking older and heavier than he was. Zimmerman pulled the same thing with Trayvon: make the black kid look and sound as intimidating as posssible so it makes shooting him more justified.



#3 roscoe204  

roscoe204

Posted 04 December 2015 - 08:56 AM

I didn't see that he is holding gun though I see he put his hand in video.



#4 irideabike   no show CAGiversary!   6039 Posts   Joined 10.7 Years Ago  

irideabike

Posted 07 December 2015 - 04:29 PM

this was like something from a buddy cop movie...except in the movie they shot him in his ass and everyone laughed about it on the way to the hospital.  way to not escalate the situation cleveland pd.



#5 detectiveconan16   Delicious! CAGiversary!   7125 Posts   Joined 12.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 28 December 2015 - 10:06 PM

http://www.npr.org/s...e-investigation

 

Well, a grand jury decided not to indict the officers involved in shooting that boy. The prosecutor blamed poor service, and terrible police protocol, rather than putting the officers at fault. This is after a year of us knowing that the shooter was unfit for duty. It's an expected result, sadly.