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CLEVELAND, Ohio — Multiple sources confirm to the FOX 8 I-TEAM that a grand jury has started hearing testimony in the Tamir Rice case.

We’ve learned witnesses, including police and  sheriff detectives, have gone before the grand jury since at least last week.

This case has drawn national attention since last November. Cleveland police shot 12-year-old Tamir Rice.

Police got a call about a man with a gun outside the Cudell Rec Center.

Officers pulled up, and one shot the boy in less than two seconds. Police say Rice reached for the gun in his waistband, and the gun he had was an airsoft pellet gun that appeared to be a powerful handgun.

Activists have complained the investigation is taking too long. Cuyahoga County prosecutors have said the case would go to a grand jury for a recommendation on whether or not there should be charges against the officers involved.

The I-TEAM asked the prosecutor’s office about the current grand jury proceedings, and a spokesman wrote by e-mail, ” We cannot discuss anything about the work of the Grand Jury.”



Article Courtesy of WJW Fox 8 News Cleveland

Picture Courtesy of AFP and Getty Images

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