Just less than 2 1/2 years after 12-year-old Tamir Rice was shot and killed by Cleveland Police, video of the two officers involved recounting the incident has been released.
The videos, issued by Subodh Chandra, lawyer to the Rice family, show internal interviews with officers Frank Garmback and Timothy Loehmann. Loehmann fired the two shots that killed Rice on November 22, 2014 after police received a report of someone pointing a gun at people.
Officer Frank Garmback recalled the incident starting with a previous call he and Loehmann completed at St. Ignatius church.
As the two were leaving the church, Garmback said radio issued a Code 1 call for a "male at Cudell park, camo hat, grey jacket, black sleeves, waving a gun at people." An age was not provided.
Garmback said he and Loehmann accepted the assignment as back-up and drove toward the scene with their cruiser's overhead lights activated. Garmback said he turned off the lights when the car turned from West Boulevard onto Madison Avenue.
"I like to catch perps or suspects," Garmback said. "If I go lights and sirens, they hear me and they're not on scene anymore."
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