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After Shooting Tamir Rice, Police Handcuffed His Sister

Apparently his sister's reaction wasn't calm enough for police to allow her to grieve without handcuffs.
After Shooting Tamir Rice, Police Handcuffed His Sister
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According to Tamir Rice's mother, his 14-year old sister was handcuffed and placed in the back of a police cruiser after her understandable reaction to seeing her brother dead in the snow.

ThinkProgress:

After Cleveland officer Timothy Loehmann, shot 12-year-old Tamir Rice to death and then allegedly left him there for several minutes without seeking medical help, they handcuffed his 14-year-old sister and threatened to detain her, the siblings’ mother alleged during a press conference Monday.

Samaria Rice said Monday that she found her daughter handcuffed in the back of a police car when she got to the playground where her son was shot dead for carrying a fake gun. The daughter then told her that officers had handcuffed her when she reacted to seeing her brother bleeding on the ground, and said they would put her in the back of the car if she didn’t calm down, according to BuzzFeed.

Cleveland Police haven’t responded to an inquiry from the Cleveland Plain Dealer asking for confirmation of the new details.

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