A wrongful death lawsuit filed against the city of Cleveland by the family of Tamir Rice has been settled:
NOW: Cleveland agrees to pay family of Tamir Rice $6 million dollars to settle civil rights lawsuit.
— T.J. Holmes (@tjholmes) April 25, 2016
Cleveland settles police shooting of 12-year-old Tamir Rice for $6 million https://t.co/g166pgE6GI
— Reuters Top News (@Reuters) April 25, 2016
According to reports, the city of Cleveland will pay $3 million this year and another $3 million next year.
Cleveland will pay $6M to settle federal lawsuit filed by Tamir Rice's family over 2014 police fatal shooting. https://t.co/WwyP5j3zjx
— CNN Breaking News (@cnnbrk) April 25, 2016
— CNN Newsroom (@CNNnewsroom) April 25, 2016
According to terms of the settlement, the city acknowledges no fault in Tamir’s November 2014 death.
Officer Timothy Loehmann, a trainee, shot Tamir moments after arriving in response to a call. The boy was pulling out what was later found to be a toy gun when he was shot.
It was announced in December that the officers involved in the shooting of the 12-year-old Rice would not face criminal charges.