CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO reporting) –Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson and Director of Law Barbara Langhenry apologized Monday after the release of the city’s answer to a federal lawsuit filed on behalf of Tamir Rice’s family.
Mayor Jackson and Langhenry both issued apologies for the language used in that response, calling it insensitive and written in language used by lawyers.
12-year-old Tamir Rice was playing with a pellet gun outside a Cleveland rec center on Nov. 22, 2014.
Officer Timothy Loehmann responded to a report of someone with a gun at that scene. Surveillance video showed Loehmann shot Rice within two seconds of his car stopping.
The City of Cleveland filed a 41-page document in response to a lawsuit filed by Rice’s family.
In it, the city said Rice’s death was caused by his failure to “exercise due care to avoid injury.”
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