A prosecutor’s spokesman declined to comment on allegations of a report published Wednesday suggesting grand jury deliberations were conducted improperly into a police officer’s killing of 12-year-old Tamir Rice, NBC News reported.
But the spokesman, Joseph Frolik, told NBC News that his office handles all police use-of-force cases the same.
The article, published in Cleveland-based, The Scene magazine, reported that the grand jury did not vote when it decided not to bring criminal charges against Timothy Loehmann, the officer who killed Rice, and that there was no record of the decision.
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A lawyer for Rice’s family said in a statement that they were promised there would be a vote.
"We were assured throughout this process that a recommendation regarding criminal charges would be made and that a vote would be taken by the grand jury," attorney Jonathan S. Abady’s statement said.