The Cuyahoga County Sheriff’s Department handed over its investigation into the Cleveland police shooting of 12-year-old Tamir Rice to the county prosecutor’s office Wednesday afternoon, reports Cleveland.com. A spokesman said the prosecutor will do more work on the case before presenting it to a grand jury. Philip Angelo, special assistant to Cuyahoga County Sheriff Clifford Pinkney, said the report does not reach any conclusions about whether or not the shooting was justified.
“We simply collected the evidence and the facts of the case and we turned those over to the prosecutor’s office and they take it from there,’ Angelo said. The Cleveland media has asked for a copy of the investigation. Cleveland police officer Timothy Loehmann shot and killed Rice on Nov. 22 just moments after the officer arrived on the scene outside a recreation center, following a report of a person armed with a gun. Rice was holding an airgun.