DOJ to continue review of Rice shooting

Posted at 3:25 PM, Dec 28, 2015

The U.S. Department of Justice will continue its independent review of the shooting of 12-year-old Tamir Rice, the organization said Monday.

Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Tim McGinty announced that the grand jury has declined to indict officers involved in the boy's November 2014 death.

The department released the following statement:

The Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice, the United States Attorney's Office and the Federal Bureau of Investigation have been monitoring the investigation that has been conducted regarding the death of Tamir Rice on Nov. 22, 2014. We will continue our independent review of this matter, assess all available materials and determine what actions are appropriate, given the strict burdens and requirements imposed by applicable federal civil rights laws.

Additionally, the Department of Justice continues in its efforts to pursue ongoing and comprehensive reform pursuant to the consent decree in the federal, civil pattern and practice case filed before Chief Judge Solomon Oliver in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio.

FULL COVERAGE: Tamir Rice Shooting

Follow this breaking news story by downloading our app: Apple | Android