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12-year-old shot by police, Tamir Rice, still not buried


Photo credit: Tamir’s Legacy – Justice for Tamir Rice Facebook

The entire nation was shocked when unarmed 12-year-old Tamir Rice was gunned down last year for playing with a toy gun at a park by Cleveland Police Officer Timothy Loehman. The shooting took place on Nov. 22, 2014, now almost six months later the investigation is still ongoing.

Compounding the tragic circumstances of his death is that Tamir has yet to be buried by his family. The Rice family’s attorney, Walter Madison, said the family is waiting for the investigation to be completed rather than be subjected to the very possible exhumation of his body as part of the Cleveland Police Department’s investigation. The cost of the storage of his body is $75 per day and already the bill stands at more than $18,000, a cost the family will ultimately have to pay. It boggles the mind that the investigation is taking so long since the death of the young child took only a few seconds and was captured on video. So far there has been no explanation by police regarding what is causing the delay in the investigation.


  1. guest on May 8, 2015 at 10:05 am

    If people in Cleveland would have reacted like Baltimore, would justice be taking so long?

    • Drizzle on May 8, 2015 at 1:28 pm

      For real they are talking about the riots, it seem like the riot got people’s attention where this little boy still has no justice. They are just waiting to do the investigation when they finally give up and bury him. Damn shame

  2. Noff Memphis on May 8, 2015 at 2:02 pm

    The police murdered him and the police charges the family $75 a day while they investigate their department’s own….what’s is wrong with this picture? This is not right.

  3. britishrose on May 8, 2015 at 10:16 pm

    AHHH ITS UNBelievable that they think the family should pay a dime to the city whom is responsible … i swear we are so backwards . why didnt we march on this killing it was far worst than the baltimore victim …anytime a child is killed in this manner we should have been marching … some cities dont stick together like ferguson and baltimore … i souly believe these cops are copy cat murdering blacks now for the GO FUNDME.COM MONEY .. they are now being denied now .. its just sad anyone gets to profit off these murders accept the family of the victims ..