Threats made against Tamir Rice prosecutor investigated

CLEVELAND (AP) — The FBI and local law enforcement agencies are investigating threats made against the prosecutor who oversaw the investigation that resulted in a grand jury decision not to indict two white police officers in the fatal shooting of Tamir Rice, a 12-year-old black boy with a pellet gun.

A spokesman for Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Tim McGinty said Friday that McGinty has received a number of threats since the Dec. 28 decision and that the sheriff’s deputies and Cleveland police have been providing security.

An FBI spokeswoman wouldn’t comment about threatening fliers posted around the neighborhood where McGinty lives.

McGinty said after the grand jury decision there was “indisputable” evidence that Tamir was reaching for the pellet gun tucked in his waistband when he was shot in November 2014.

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