On Thursday, a Cleveland judge had found probable cause to indict both officers involved in Tamir's death.
Cleveland Municipal Court Judge Ronald Adrine ruled two days after a group of community activists filed an affidavit requesting a probable cause verdict over a series of charges.
"We believe that Officers Timothy Loehmann and Frank Garmback caused the death of Tamir Rice in deeds which were unconscionable, reprehensible and, yes, criminal," activist leader Rev. Jawanza Colvin told the press.
Community activists say they made a concerted push for criminal charges against the officers because they were losing faith in the grand jury's investigation of Tamir's death.
In his ruling, Adrine says there's probable cause to accuse officer Loehmann of murder, involuntary manslaughter and other charges and says Officer Frank Garmback should be indicted on negligent homicide and dereliction of duty.
Adrine's ruling is advisory only, so it doesn't mean the officers will face charges. According to Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Timothy McGinty, the case won't move forward until the grand jury weighs in.