The family of slain 12-year-old Tamir Rice will be awarded $6 million from the city of Cleveland, according to ABC News. There was no admission of wrongdoing in the settlement, but the family will be given $3 million this year and $3 million next. In 2014, Rice was shot and killed by a white police officer when he was seen playing with a pellet gun outside of a recreation center in 2014.
According to reports, “Tamir’s estate has been assigned $5.5 million of the settlement amount. A Cuyahoga County probate judge will decide how the amount will be divided. Samaria Rice, Tamir’s mother, will receive $250,000. Claims against Tamir’s estate account for the remaining $250,000. Tamir’s father, Leonard Warner, was dismissed in February as a party to the lawsuit.”
The Rice family attorney, Subodh Chandra said the reached settlement was not considered a happy occasion. “The resolution is nothing to celebrate because a 12-year-old child needlessly lost his life.”