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Tamir Rice’s Family Awarded Settlement

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Although the city of Cleveland will never take responsibility for the death of Tamir Rice, they have agreed to pay $6 million to settle a lawsuit filed by the young boy’s family.

According to CNN, in the “terms of the settlement, the city acknowledges no fault in Tamir’s death, which came after a 911 caller told of someone brandishing what appeared to be a toy gun in a city park.”

At just 12-year-old, Rice was shot and killed by police in November 2014. Officer Timothy Loehmann, a trainee, shot Tamir moments after arriving in response to the 911 call. Police said Tamir pulled out a gun upon their arrival, but it was later proven to be a toy pellet gun, as stated in the 911 call. A grand jury failed to indict Loehmann for the murder.

The city will pay half of the money this year, and half next year, according to a document filed in court. A probate judge must still approve the settlement.

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