Cleveland Cops Begin Using Body Cameras After Tamir Rice Shooting

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About 1,510 Cleveland, Ohio police will be equipped with body cameras, nearly 10 weeks after an officer shot and killed a 12-year-old Tamir Rice who was holding a toy gun on a playground, the Los Angeles Times reports.

Wednesday’s announcement makes Cleveland the latest city to equip officers with body cameras as a measure of transparency in the aftermath of high profile deaths by White officers of Black and unarmed citizens, including in New York City. The shootings have generated ongoing protests against police violence in the Black community.

In Cleveland about two months ago, Police OfficerTimothy Loehmann shot and killed Tamir Rice, who was holding a toy gun, seconds after approaching the child from his patrol car, sparking cries for reforms in the police department and lawsuits by the family.

The Los Angeles Times reports:

Cleveland spent $2.4 million to outfit nearly all of the city’s…

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