Tamir Rice’s Mother Reveals Police Tackled Her 14-Year-Old Daughter


More ABC US news | ABC World News Samaria Rice, mother of Tamir Rice – the 12-year-old that was gunned down by Cleveland police – appeared on Good Morning America this morning. While discussing the loss of her son at the hands of an officer, Rice also revealed that her daughter was tackled, handcuffed and placed inside of the vehicle parked next to her brother’s body. “I couldn’t believe they tackled her and put her in handcuffs and in the back of the same police car that was on the grass that the officer got out of and shot her brother so my daughter is sitting there looking at her brother on the ground,” Rice said. Rice has filed a wrongful death against the city of Cleveland. She also asserted that she is seeking for both officers to “be accountable” for Tamir’s death. SEE ALSO: Video Of 12-Year-Old Tamir Rice Shooting Released “I’m looking for a conviction for both of the officers,” she said. The Rice family is being represented by the same attorney who backed Mike Brown’s family, Benjamin Crump. Because Tamir was gunned down while wielding a toy gun, Crump proposed that toy guns be banned in the city of officers are not prepared to deal with their use. “If the Cleveland police is unequipped to deal with children playing with toys and toy guns, then we need to outlaw toy guns in Cleveland so we have no more children getting killed,” he said. “You can’t kill children playing at the playground with toy guns a few yards from their house. It’s unimaginable and we have to address this very seriously.”

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