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Group Seeks Arrests In Cleveland Boy's Death In Planned Court Filings

Tamir Rice

A group of civil rights leaders, activists and clergy plans to seek arrest warrants for two police officers involved in the shooting death of a 12-year-old holding a pellet gun outside a Cleveland recreation center.

The investigation into the November shooting of Tamir Rice was turned over to prosecutors last week. They said the case would be presented to a grand jury to determine if criminal charges are filed.

The group of community leaders says they're taking matters into their own hands after waiting more than six months for justice in the case. 

The group plans to make court filings Tuesday under an Ohio law allowing private citizens with knowledge of a case to file affidavits charging an offense and asking a judge to issue arrest warrants.