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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Cleveland Residents Confront Officials About Shooting

Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson and law enforcement officials spent nearly four hours answering questions and listening to angry speeches by citizens at the Cudell Recreation Center. (ideastream)

Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson and law enforcement officials spent nearly four hours answering questions and listening to angry speeches by citizens at the Cudell Recreation Center. (ideastream)

Hundreds of people gathered in a community center last night to ask city officials why Tamir Rice, a 12-year-old African-American boy with a BB gun, was shot by a white police officer on Saturday evening.

Children and adults also expressed concern about the safety of African-Americans in the city. Police said surveillance tape of the shooting will be released today.

From the Here & Now Contributors Network, Mark Urycki of WCPN was at the community meetingĀ and has our report.

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  • Mark Urycki, reporter for WCPN. He tweets @MarkUrycki.

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