Cleveland police were called to Cuddell Recreation Center on Nov. 22 with reports of a boy waiving a gun around. Rice was spotted by police and told to put his hands up when he allegedly reached for his waistband for what appeared to be a gun. Police opened fire, killing the boy.
The gun Rice had in his waistband was later found to be an air-soft pistol.
The extended video shows Rice’s sister running up to the boy moments after he was shot. The girl was quickly forced away from the scene and restrained, FOX 8 reports.
Tim Loehmann, the officer who fired the shots, remains on restricted duty while the matter is under investigation.
The city previously released a clip of video that showed only the actual shooting and Tamir’s actions leading up to the shooting.
In light of the new surveillance video, Fox 8 spoke to the attorney of the Rice family. Attorney Walter Madison called the treatment of Tamir and his sister “shocking and outrageous.”
The city of Cleveland released the following statement with the new video:
“After consultation with the legal department and Cleveland police, the city of Cleveland is making available an extended view of the Cudell Recreation Center video.”
Regarding the treatment of Rice’s Sister, Steve Loomis, the President of the local police union, said it was a crime scene, and while she was upset, officers had to control the situation.
Walter Madison, attorney for Rice’s family, released the following statement:
“The extended version of the Tamir Rice shooting video released this morning by the Cleveland Police Department fully supports the initial account provided by the Rice family.
“This video shows in crystal-clear HD that the responding officers acted inappropriately and recklessly, both in how they handled the shooting of 12-year-old Tamir Rice and the events that immediately followed.
“The family is outraged that rather than comfort a sister coming to the aid of her dying brother, the officers instead manhandled and tackled her, cuffed her and thoughtlessly tossed her in the back of a patrol car.
“It is painfully obvious that these Cleveland Police Department officers lacked even the most basic elements of training.”