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New Video Shows Police Arresting Tamir Rice's Sister

Cleveland, January 13 (RHC)-- Officials in Cleveland, Ohio where a white officer shot dead a 12-year-old Black boy have released new video footage showing another officer arresting the boy's sister who was rushing to her dying brother after the shooting. The video shows the police officer tackled, handcuffed and detained the 14-year-old sister of Tamir Rice, shortly after the boy was shot on November 22nd, according to the video.

The new video shows the girl running toward a city park where officer Timothy Loehmann fatally shot Rice. However, she was handcuffed and thrown into a squad car several feet away from her brother's body.

Referring to the police officer's treatment of Rice's sister, the family lawyer, Walter Madison, said: "Under the circumstances, it is outrageous behavior." Madison said: "She was significantly restrained and held captive to helplessly watch her brother die. As more and more information is revealed, it makes us more focused on seeking justice."

The first video of the shooting shows up to the moment when Rice was shot within seconds of police arriving at the park. Following the shooting, he was rushed to a local hospital, but was pronounced dead the following day.

The officers involved said the boy refused to raise his hands and tried to pull a fake gun from his waistband outside the Cudell Recreation Center in Cleveland. The incident sparked anger among the residents of the community at the time that the U.S. was already reeling from the aftershocks of grand jury decisions over the deaths of other Black people which triggered massive protests across the country.

Edited by Ivan Martínez
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