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(CLEVELAND) — The family of Tamir Rice is demanding a special prosecutor look into the 12-year-old’s death at the hands of Cleveland police officers.

In an eight page letter, Rice’s mother, Samaria, calls for Cuyhaoga County Prosecutor Timothy McGinty to step down from the investigation.

The family is frustrated by a report by independent experts that was released by McGinty’s office, claiming police were acting “reasonably” when they shot the boy last November.

Samaria Rice says in her letter that the investigation was biased and pro-police, and that there were deficiencies. She also feels the case is taking too long to get to a grand jury.

Rice is expected to hold a press conference Friday to “express dismay at the conduct of the Cuyahoga County Prosecuting Attorney’s office in its purported ‘criminal investigation’ of the officers,” according to her lawyer’s office.

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