Tamir Rice's Family Awarded $6 Million In Wrongful Death Lawsuit
Cleveland will pay Tamir Rice's family $6 million over two years to settle a lawsuit over the 12-year-old boy's shooting death by police.By Christian Bryant | April 25, 2016
The City of Cleveland agreed Monday to pay $6 million to the family of Tamir Rice to settle a lawsuit over the boy's 2014 shooting death by police.
Cleveland will pay $5.5 million dollars to the estate of Tamir Rice, and a quarter-million dollars to both Samaria Rice — Tamir Rice's mother — and Tajai Rice, his sister.
The family's attorney said in a statement, "Although historic in financial terms, no amount of money can adequately compensate for the loss of a life."