Video of Cleveland police officer Timothy Loehmann shooting a 12-year-old boy with a toy gun shows that the rookie cop opened fire almost as soon as he stepped out of his patrol car. The video released on Wednesday shows that Loehmann waited just “1 1/2 to 2 seconds” before he fatally shot Tamir Rice, while his partner stayed in the vehicle on Saturday. The caller told dispatchers that the gun was “probably fake” twice, but dispatchers did not convey that information to the responding officers. According to the police report, Loehmann said he told Rice to show his hands three times before he fired. The Cuyahoga County prosecutor’s office is conducting an open investigation into the shooting.
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