Cleveland settles police shooting of 12-year-old Tamir Rice for $6 million
The city of Cleveland agreed to pay the family of Tamir Rice $6 million to settle a lawsuit over the shooting of the 12-year-old black boy in 2014 by a white policeman, according to documents filed on Monday in federal court.
U.S. District Judge Dan Aaron Polster, who mediated the settlement, said in the document filed in the Cleveland court that the city made no admission of wrongdoing in the shooting.
The agreement must be approved by a probate judge.
(Reporting by Kim Palmer; Editing by Ben Klayman and Bernadette Baum)