Five months after African-American 12-year-old Tamir Rice was shot and killed by a white police officer while playing in a park near his home in Cleveland, his family has been unable to bury him, his mother has at one point moved into a homeless shelter, and his loved ones have seen neither redress nor justice, according to a court document filed Monday.
From the 2014 report:
^(…) We have concluded that these incidents of excessive force are rooted in common
structural deficiencies. CDP’s pattern or practice of excessive force is both reflected by and
stems from its failure to adequately review and investigate officers’ uses of force; fully and
objectively investigate all allegations of misconduct; identify and respond to patterns of at-risk
behavior; provide its officers with the support, training, supervision, and equipment needed to
allow them to do their jobs safely and effectively; adopt and enforce appropriate policies; and
implement effective community policing strategies at all levels of CDP."