CLEVELAND (AP) – The city of Cleveland has reached a $6 million settlement in a lawsuit over the death of 12-year-old Tamir Rice, an African-American child shot by a white police officer while playing with a pellet gun.
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.READ MORE: South Side Residents Fed Up With Violence, But Weary On New Restrictions
The wrongful death suit against two officers and the city alleged the officers acted recklessly when they confronted the boy in November 2014.
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The officers had asked a judge to dismiss the lawsuit. A grand jury declined to bring charges against them.Pittsburgh Police Investigate Shooting On Same Night South Side Traffic Pattern Began
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