City of Cleveland to pay $6M to Family of Tamir Rice

The City of Cleveland will pay six million dollars to settle the federal lawsuit by the family of Tamir Rice. 

Rice was 12-years-old when he was shot and killed by police while holding a pellet gun in November of 2014. 

According to the settlement, the city acknowledges no fault in Rice’s death.

Officer Timothy Loehmann opened fire within two seconds of opening his squad door, killing Rice.  

Loehmann, and his training officer, Frank Garmback, both said in their accounts of the incident that they ordered the boy to show his hands.  They said Rice was reaching for what happened to be a toy gun in his waistband before they opened fire. 

In December of 2015, a grand jury declined to indict the officer’s in the boy’s death.

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