How Cleveland Police May Have Botched a 911 Call Just Before Killing Tamir Rice

– MOTHER JONES, JUNE 24 2015, FEAT. PROF. SETH STOUGHTON:

At 3:22 p.m. last November 22, just minutes before 12-year-old Tamir Rice was fatally wounded by a Cleveland police officer at a neighborhood park, a man called 911 to report “a guy in here with a pistol…pointing it at everybody.” During the two-minute conversation, the caller described a person in a gray coat, “probably a juvenile,” who was sitting on a swing and holding a gun that was “probably fake.” Before hanging up, the caller reiterated his uncertainty about the gun: “I don’t know if it’s real or not.”

 

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