- Apr 13, 2011
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- Political Leaning
(CNN)The city of Cleveland will pay $6 million to settle the federal lawsuit filed by the family of Tamir Rice, the 12-year-old boy killed by police gunfire in November 2014, according to a settlement announced Monday in U.S. District Court.
According to terms of the settlement, the city acknowledges no fault in Tamir's death, which came after a 911 caller told of someone brandishing what appeared to be a toy gun in a city park.
Officer Timothy Loehmann, a trainee, shot Tamir moments after arriving in response to the call. Police said the boy was pulling out what was later found to be a toy gun when he was shot.
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I think its still wrong that the officer and the dispatchers involved will not admit any wrongdoing. The seems to be just another continuation of allowing the powerful to buy their way out of justice being sought.