MATT FERRANTO

An Incident @ Cleveland

An Incident @ Cleveland
2017
acrylic on polymer clay, styrofoam/paper mâché, wood
box 4 x 13 x 3½ inches
police officer figures approximately 2¼ inches tall

An Incident @ Cleveland

An Incident @ Cleveland

An Incident @ Cleveland

Officer Timothy Loehmann shot and killed Tamir Rice on November 22, 2014. The incident occurred at a small park; police arrived in response to a 911 call about a man sitting on a swing and pointing a gun at people. Tamir Rice, a twelve-year-old, was playing with a toy gun at the time of the incident. Officers drove alongside Tamir Rice, jumped from the police cruiser, and immediately fired at Tamir Rice, who died at a nearby hospital following the incident.