Three police officers involved in the fatal 2014 shooting of a 12-year-old African-American Ohio boy who was playing with a pellet gun will face internal discipline for their actions, officials in Cleveland said Friday.
The disciplinary charges against the white officer who shot Tamir Rice come two years after the shooting, which set off days of protests and fueled scrutiny of police use of deadly force against unarmed black men.
The hearing on Jan. 30 will not address whether the shooting was justified. Instead, polie will deal with more minor infractions such as violating department policies and filing false reports.
Last year, a Cuyahoga County grand jury declined to bring criminal charges against the officers.