Tamir Rice’s Mom Speaks Out: ‘I’m Looking for a Conviction’

The mother of slain 12-year-old Tamir Rice appeared on ABC this morning in her first television interview since he son was shot by a Cleveland police officer just weeks ago. Samaria Rice told George Stephanopoulos she wants the officer who shot her son and the other officer on the scene held accountable for their actions.

She said she’s “looking for a conviction,” and in the past week her family has taken the big step of filing a wrongful death suit against not just Timothy Loehmann and Frank Garmback, but the City of Cleveland. Loehmann had been previously deemed unfit for duty, but ended up joining the Cleveland police anyway.

Rice also revealed that when her 14-year-old daughter got to the scene of the shooting, police officers tackled her, handcuffed her, and threw her into a cop car.

Watch the video below, via ABC News:

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