There will be no indictment for the police officer who killed 12-year-old Tamir Rice in November 2014, a grand jury ruled on Monday. The grand jury also decided not to indict a fellow officer who was there during Rice's killing outside a Cleveland recreation center.
Officer Timothy Loehmann, who was being trained by officer Frank Garmback at the time of the shooting, killed Rice, a 12-year-old who looked "much older and who had been warned his pellet gun might get him into trouble that day" as he approached with a seemingly real toy gun, CNN reported.
This series of mistakes and miscommunication led the grand jury not to indict the police officer, CNN reported. In fact, the prosecutor said that it was "reasonable" for Lehmann to believe that Rice was a real threat, CNN reported.
"My family and I are in pain and devastated by the non-indictment of officers Timothy Loehmann and Frank Garmback for the murder of our beloved Tamir," her statement read. "I don't want my child to have died for nothing and I refuse to let his legacy or his name be ignored. We will continue to fight for justice for him, and for all families who must live with the pain that we live with."