Finally Tamir Rice’s family can have some form of justice served for his tragic murder at the hands of Cleveland police.
A settlement has been reached in the civil lawsuit over the Cleveland police shooting of 12-year-old Tamir Rice.
The City of Cleveland will pay $6 million to settle all claims. According to the civil lawsuit document, the City shall pay $3 million in 2016 and $3 million in 2017.
The $6-million settlement is allocated as follows: claims of the estate of Tamir Rice is $5,500,000.00; claims of Samaria Rice is $250,000; claims of “TR” is $250,000.
There is no admission of wrongdoing and all plaintiffs will execute full releases against the City of Cleveland and all individual defendants.
I-Team was first to report that a settlement was near. **Watch Ed Gallek’s report in the video above**
The order was signed by Judge Dan Polster.
FOX 8 has reached out to the City of Cleveland for comment.
Cleveland police shot and killed Tamir Rice outside Cudell Rec Center in November 2014. Police said he had an airsoft pistol that looked much more powerful, and he reached for it. A 9-1-1 caller said the gun may be fake. But a dispatcher never told that to officers responding to the scene. Last December, the county prosecutor announced no criminal charges would be issued against the officers.