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Tamir Rice shooting: Cleveland to pay $6 million to settle lawsuit

CLEVELAND —  According to court sources at the United District Court Northern District of Ohio Eastern Division, the city has reached a settlement in the ...
Tamir Rice

CLEVELAND —  According to court sources at the United District Court Northern District of Ohio Eastern Division, the city has reached a settlement in the Tamir Rice case.

The parties have reached the following settlement, which is subject to approval by the probate court. The City of Cleveland shall pay $6,000,000 to settle all claims by all plaintiffs against all defendants. The city shall pay $3,000,000 in 2016 and $3,000,000 in 2017.

There is no admission of wrongdoing, and all plaintiffs will execute full releases against the City of Cleveland and all individual defendants.

On Nov. 22, Tamir Rice, 12, was fatally shot by a Cleveland police officer after they received a report of a male with a gun outside of a Cleveland recreation center.

Officers Timothy Loehmann and Frank Garmback responded to the scene.

Loehmann fired the shot that killed the 12-year-old.

A grand jury decided on Dec. 28, 2015 not to indict the two officers involved in the shooting.

Cuyahoga County prosecutor Tim McGinty said the evidence did not warrant criminal charges.

It was a “perfect storm of human error, mistakes and miscommunication by all involved that day,” McGinty said.