Very sad news out of Cleveland: Samaria Rice, Tamir Rice’s mother, has moved to a homeless shelter, citing emotional distress over living next to the “killing field” where 12-year old Tamir was shot and killed by a police officer while playing outside in November.
Meanwhile, the city’s investigation has stretched on, but to no avail and without answers. Reports the Washington Post:
In a court filing dated Monday, Rice’s family said they cannot agree to hold off on their lawsuit until the investigation is complete in part because they are worried that crucial evidence could be lost. In addition, they said, the elongated pace at which the investigation is moving is causing them sustained distress.
“The incident has shattered the life of the Rice family,” the motion stated.
Rice’s mother, the motion goes on to state, has moved into a homeless shelter.
“In particular, Samaria Rice, Tamir Rice’s mother, has since been forced to move to a homeless shelter because she could no longer live next door to the killing field of her son,” the motion said.
Additionally, the Rice family hasn’t been able to bury Tamir properly, pending the need for further medical investigation as the case continues.
The Rices’ attorney, Benjamin Crump, summed it up: “It is so sad that the face of police brutality in America is going to be the 12-year-old face of Tamir Rice.”
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