The hacktivist group Anonymous has taken down the official website of City of Cleveland – Ohio, against the shooting and killing of a 12-year-old boy going with the name of Temir Rice.

In a YouTube video message, Anonymous had warned the Cleveland police department to conducted an investigation, reveal the identity of officer who shot the kid but after receiving a mixed response from the police; Anonymous conducted a massive DDoS attack on the city site and took it down.

Link of targeted website:

www.city.cleveland.oh.us/

The 12-year-old boy Temir Rice was shot by a rookie Cleveland police officer outside a city recreation center late Saturday afternoon after the boy pulled a BB gun from his waistband. The officer told the boy to put his hands up.

The boy reached into his waistband, pulled out the gun and the rookie officer fired two shots. The child did not threaten the officer verbally or physically, according to Deputy Chief of Field Operations Ed Tomba while talking to local news website.

This is not the first time when Anonymous has carried out a cyber attack against police shooting. In past the role of Anonymous on Operation Ferguson is known to everyone and not to forget the cyber attack on Albuquerque Police Department for shooting and killing homeless man in March 2014.

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