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CLEVELAND (AP) — The city has reached a $6 million settlement in a lawsuit over the death of Tamir Rice, a 12-year-old black boy shot by a white police officer while playing with a pellet gun outside a recreation center.

An order filed in U.S. District Court in Cleveland on Monday says the city will pay out $3 million this year and $3 million the next.

The wrongful death suit filed by his family and estate against the city and officers and dispatchers who were involved alleged police acted recklessly when they confronted the boy on Nov. 22, 2014.

Video of the encounter shows a cruiser skidding to a stop and rookie patrolman Timothy Loehmann firing within two seconds of opening the car door. Tamir wasn’t given first aid until about four minutes later, when an FBI agent trained as a paramedic arrived. The boy died the next day.

A grand jury declined to bring charges against the officers, and a federal civil rights investigation is pending. The shooting raised questions about how police treat blacks, spurred protests around Cleveland and helped spark the creation of a state police standards board to lay out rules about use of deadly force in law enforcement.

Tamir’s mother, Samaria Rice, had alleged that police failed to immediately provide first aid for her son and caused intentional infliction of emotional distress in how they treated her and her daughter after the shooting.

The officers had asked a judge to dismiss the lawsuit. Loehmann’s attorney has said he bears a heavy burden and must live with what happened.

Tamir lived across the street from the recreation center where he played nearly every day.

The officers had responded to a 911 call in which a man drinking a beer and waiting for a bus outside Cudell Recreation Center reported that a man was waving a gun and pointing it at people. The man told the call taker that the person holding the gun was likely a juvenile and the weapon probably wasn’t real, but the call taker never passed that information to the dispatcher who gave Loehmann and Garmback the high-priority call.

Tamir was carrying a plastic airsoft gun that shoots nonlethal plastic pellets. He’d borrowed it that morning from a friend who warned him to be careful because the gun looked real. It was missing its telltale orange tip.

The settlement comes two years after the city settled another lawsuit connected to the killings of two unarmed black people in a 137-shot barrage of police gunfire at the end of a 2012 car chase. Cleveland settled a lawsuit brought by the victims’ families for a total of $3 million.

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13 thoughts on “Cleveland Settles Lawsuit Over Tamir Rice Shooting For $6M

  1. Honestly on said:

    Arrogant cave n!@@er no one likes you baboon breath savages. You assume because you are a mayonnaise monkey that you are held in regard, not!! Your arrogance will be your downfall. They should have never been let out of the caves of Europe.

  2. Honestly on said:

    Pay no attention to lying cave n!@@ers on this site Nubian Brothers and Sisters. The child Tamir Rice wasn’t aiming that toy gun at anyone in that park. He had no chance once those cave n!@@ers with badges raced into that playground and murdered him before stopping the vehicle. Tamir is free and in a better place now. These neanderthal apes should have never been let out of the caves of Europe.

    • It’s so funny to read what you black people post! Save your breath already, you already did the damage. Most people in this country now hate you. I promise most people would agree with me. And why do we??? Gee, I wonder why? Could it be you calling for dead police, that one alone probably got you most of the haters. “Safe Spaces”, blacks turned on white people that were actually supporting them. Supporting MANY criminals. Making up racial stories, an example, the black lady that sent the email saying that the #$%$ was coming to the school to kill all blacks. Blacks trying to shut down airports, stores, malls, blocking traffic affecting thousands of innocent people. Burning and looting businesses.

  3. Honestly on said:

    The Nubian child Tamir never had a chance. The cave n!@@ers hunt and kill Nubian people in this country like deer. The neanderthal apes should have never been let out of the caves of Europe.

  4. Shut up you stupid low IQ nigs! For the last time, that IDIOT was walking around pointing a gun at people! Its not rocket science, I promise. Black people cant think for themselves, you automatically side with whoever is black, no matter if its right or wrong. 99% of the time the black person is wrong too just for the record. Do you realize that MOST of this country hates you? After all you have called for dead police, that one alone probably got you most of the haters. “Safe Spaces”, blacks turned on white people that were actually supporting them. Supporting MANY criminals. Making up racial stories, an example, the black lady that sent the email saying that the #$%$ was coming to the school to kill all blacks. Blacks trying to shut down airports, stores, malls, blocking traffic affecting thousands of innocent people. Burning and looting businesses.

    • RENO2AC on said:

      Yawn. Stretch. Yawn. I still cannot understand your kind, and why the he!! are you even on this site. Your hate filled rhetoric is such bullshi+.

      • And you dont hate you idiot??? You say that when you ask why I am even on this site. The hate is a two way street you low IQ dummy!

    • RENO2AC on said:

      No hate in my heart, except for your kind. I’ve been posting on this site for years, and I have never posted hateful comments towards any particular person nor group. And, just to let you know, I have an above average IQ, and you obviously don’t. My guess would be that you had an IEP while growing up.

    • RENO2AC on said:

      And, since your father is also your grandfather, I’m sure you do not even know what the letters “IEP” mean. LTMWSMH.

    • specialt757 on said:

      @RENO2AC
      Excuse me “play cousin” I understand completely what IEP is and the dummy above qualifies, but I’m having a hard time with LTMWSMH, can you help a sista out? LOL!

    • Lawrence on said:

      Did Samaria Rice admit she was a shitty mother with multiple kids with multiple men and an arms length criminal record? Nope, let’s not acknowledge the root cause that initiated this incident.

  5. It is a shame that these cities would rather pay for these lawsuits then do the right and charge these officers oh they are white we will pay the money

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