Slain boy's family asks prosecutor to say if seeking charges

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CLEVELAND (AP) — The family of a 12-year-old Ohio boy fatally shot by police as he carried a pellet gun is again asking a prosecutor to publicly say if he plans to request that grand jurors charge officers in the death.

Attorneys for Tamir Rice's family in a letter Monday renewed calls for Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH'-guh) County Prosecutor Timothy J. McGinty to publicize his recommendation before telling the grand jury. They say McGinty should disclose his plans to be "transparent."

Prosecutor's spokesman Joseph Frolik said Tuesday that the case is being handled the same as all others involving police use of deadly force.

The office is presenting evidence in the November 2014 shooting to grand jurors. They will decide if the officer who shot the boy or his training officer should be charged criminally.

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