Both Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson and former county prosecutor Tim McGinty previously blamed the toy gun, in part, for the fatal shooting of 12-year-old Tamir Rice.
Cleveland Police Department officer Frank Garmback, in a video of a police interview following the shooting of the African American child, became emotional several times.
"In a situation like this, there's no such thing as closure or justice," lawyers Johnathan Abady and Earl Ward said in a statement Monday. "Nothing will bring Tamir back. His unnecessary and premature death leaves a gaping hole for those who knew and loved him that can never be filled."
Of the 105 officers involved in the 2012 tragedy, only one faced criminal charges — and was acquitted. Terminations will likely not go into effect for several years, says mayor.
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