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US probe finds excessive use of force by Cleveland police

A man holds a sign in Cleveland, Ohio on November 25, 2014 referring to the fatal shooting of Tamir Rice, a 12-year-old boy, who was wielding a replica handgunA US federal probe has concluded that the police in Cleveland — where a 12-year-old boy was recently shot and killed by police — has engaged in a pattern of “using excessive force,” Attorney General Eric Holder announced Thursday. The announcement came amid rising racial tensions over a series of police killings of African Americans, most recently that of Tamir Rice, who was shot to death last month in a Cleveland playground by police responding to reports of a boy brandishing a gun. “We have determined that there is reasonable cause to believe that the Cleveland Division of Police engages in a pattern or practice of using excessive force – in violation of the Fourth Amendment of the US Constitution, and as a result of systemic deficiencies, including insufficient accountability, inadequate training and equipment, ineffective policies, and inadequate engagement with the community,” Holder said.

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