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Authorities have released surveillance footage showing the 14-year-old sister of Tamir Rice being forced to the ground and handcuffed moments after the 12-year-old boy was fatally shot by Cleveland police. The 30-minute video is an extension from a shorter clip that was released in the wake of the controversial Nov. 22 shooting. A family attorney on Thursday labeled the longer video, which has no audio, as "shocking and outrageous," Cleveland.com reported.
After handcuffing the girl, an officer can be seen escorting her to the back of a police cruiser with her brother lying mortally wounded steps away. At that point, additional police arrive at the recreation center playground. The Rice family has previously said Tamir's sister was handcuffed during the incident.
Officers had been responding to reports of someone holding a gun at the scene, and Tamir was found carrying an Airsoft-type BB gun, investigators said. The video shows he was shot less then two seconds after the first patrol car pulled up. Ultimately, a grand jury could decide whether to indict the officer who killed him.
In a statement, Rice family attorney Benjamin Crump said the footage released by police "shows in crystal-clear HD that the responding officers acted inappropriately and recklessly," adding that the Rice family is "outraged."
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