The family of Tamir Rice is looking to get his case reopened.
According to reports, the family has reached out to the Biden Administration’s Department of Justice asking that they take another look into Rice’s murder.
Rice’s lawyer sent a letter to Merrick Garland, the Attorney General pleading to reopen the case which was close by the Trump administration last year.
In the letter, Rice’s lawyer wrote, “The election of President Biden, your appointment, and your commitment to the rule of law, racial justice, and police reform give Tamir’s family hope that the chance for accountability is not lost forever.”
It went on to say, “ We write on their behalf to request that you re-open this investigation and convene a grand jury to consider charges against the police officers who killed Tamir.” The family is hoping that the DOJ will comply with this request.
Tamir Rice, 12, was fatally shot on November 22, 2014, by Officer Timothy Loehmann after responding to multiple calls and reports of a guy with a pistol aiming it at several people while on the playground. It was also stated by the caller that the gun may be fake and that the man was in fact a minor.
In the videos, it shows the police officers getting out of their vehicle with their guns drawn. No charges have been bought against officer Loehmann or his partner, Frank Garmback.
Samaria Rice, Tamir’s mother, spoke out on the fact that no one is being held responsible for her son’s death.
“Tamir would have been 19-years-old in June. I’m still in so much pain because no one has been held accountable for the criminal act that took his life. I’m asking DOJ to reopen the investigation into my son’s case; we need an indictment and conviction for Tamir’s death. I’m building his legacy. The Tamir Rice Foundation is very invested in the community and dedicated to creating change.”