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Cleveland mayor says he didn't trust state to investigate Tamir Rice shooting

Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson handed over the investigation of 12-year-old Tamir Rice's shooting at the hands of a police officer to the county sheriff's office. He told reporters why Sunday, referencing a 2012 state Bureau of Criminal Investigation's case where police chased and shot an unarmed couple.

I don't think the state attorney general handled the East Cleveland shooting properly. It wasn't done in a way that I think gave me confidence that this would have been done properly. So that's why we turned to the county. [Cleveland.com]

The 2012 shooting resulted in criminal charges against officers and a seven-figure settlement to the two victims' families.

Police officer Timothy Loehmann shot and killed Rice on Nov. 22 while he was waving a toy gun outside.