*(Via MSN News) – The city of Cleveland is hoping to hand over the investigation of a 12-year-old (Tamir Rice‘s)  fatal shooting by police to an outside agency, as well as future investigations of all deadly use-of-force cases.

Michael McGrath, the city’s safety director and its former police chief, has been in talks with Cuyahoga County officials for the sheriff’s office to handle the inquiry, city spokesman Dan Ball told the Northeast Ohio Media Group for a story Thursday (http://bit.ly/13XxDZp).

“We would like a different, outside agency to handle all deadly use of force cases,” Ball said.

For now, Cleveland police investigators are collecting evidence and conducting interviews related to the Nov. 22 shooting of Tamir Rice. The boy was carrying an airsoft gun that shoots nonlethal plastic pellets when a rookie officer shot him at a Cleveland playground.

This story continues at MSN News.