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.

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The wrongful death suit against two officers and the city alleged the officers acted recklessly when they confronted the boy in November 2014.

Video of the encounter shows a rookie patrolman firing in an instant as the cruiser driven by his training officer skids to a stop.

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The officers had asked a judge to dismiss the lawsuit. A grand jury declined to bring charges against them.

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