CHICAGO — A prayer vigil was held Sunday at the park in Cleveland where 12-year-old Tamir Rice was fatally shot by a police officer one year ago.
A grand jury has been hearing testimony to determine whether criminal charges should be filed against the officer who shot Tamir.
Tamir was carrying a pellet gun and video shows a patrol car skidding to a stop just feet away from the boy. Questions remain about whether or not the officer told Rice to raise his hands before firing two shots, one of which struck the young boy.
Latonya Goldsby, Tamir’s cousin, joins WGN Morning News via Skype to explain how the family is still seeking justice and created a online petition demanding that a special prosecutor be assigned to Tamir’s case.
Watch the full interview in the video player above.