The city of Cleveland will pay out $6 million dollars to slain teen Tamir Rice’s family after he was gunned down by a police officer. Get the deets on the settlement inside….
In November 2014, police gunned down 12-year-old Tamir Rice after someone called 911 claiming he was playing with what appeared to be a toy gun in a city park. Now, his family (his mother Samira Rice is pictured above) will be paid millions in a federal lawsuit settlement.
It’s being reported Tamir Rice’s family will receive $6 million dollars, according to a settlement announced Monday in U.S. District Court. But oddly, the city admit no wrong doing..
According to CNN:
Officer Timothy Loehmann, a trainee, shot Tamir moments after arriving in response to the call. Police said the boy was pulling out what was later found to be a toy gun when he was shot.
In December, a grand jury declined to indict Loehmann or his trainer, Officer Frank Garmback, in Tamir's death. The grand jury concluded that the shooting was a "perfect storm of human error, mistakes and communications" but not a criminal act, prosecutor Tim McGinty said at the time.
The family's January 2015 wrongful death lawsuit argued the city was negligent in Tamir's death.
The city acknowledges no fault in Tamir's death, said Tamir was at fault and maintained the city was entitled to immunity under state and federal law.
As for how the family will receive the funds, the city will pay half of the money this year and the other half next year. The paperwork still needs to be finalized and approved by a probate judge.
No amount of money can replace young Tamir, but do you think justice was served as best as it could be?