VIDEO: Cleveland Mother Demands Prosecution of Officers in Replica Gun Shooting
The mother of a 12-year-old boy shot dead last month by Cleveland police after he was seen holding a replica gun held a press conference today. She says she wants both involved officers convicted, reports ABC News.
One of the family's biggest complaints has been that police officers stood nearby and did not administer aide to Tamir for several minutes after the shooting.
The news conference came after Rice first spoke with ABC News earlier this morning and reiterated her wish to see both officers convicted, though only one of them fired the fatal shots.
The mother of four has already filed a wrongful death lawsuit over Tamir's death but she said this morning that she wants "the police [to] be accountable for what they did to my son," she said on Good Morning America.
"I'm looking for a conviction for both of the officers," she said.