Demonstrators gather outside the Justice Center on Dec. 29, 2015, in Cleveland. Protesters took to the street the day after a grand jury declined to indict Cleveland Police Officer Timothy Loehmann for the fatal shooting of Tamir Rice on Nov. 22, 2014.
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The city of Cleveland will pay out $6 million to the family of Tamir Rice to settle the federal lawsuit that was filed over the 12-year-old's 2014 shooting death at the hands of police, reports

The money of the settlement will come out in two payments, with the city paying $3 million this year and $3 million in 2017. Tamir's estate will receive $5.5 million, while Tamir's mother, Samaria Rice, and his sister, Tajai Rice, will receive $250,000 each. According to, neither the city nor the officers nor the dispatchers involved in the case will admit to any wrongdoing in the case, leaving many lingering issues unresolved in the tragedy. 


Tamir died Nov. 23, 2014, one day after being shot by Officer Timothy Loehmann. Tamir was playing with an airsoft pellet gun outside a recreation center at the time. Loehmann and his partner, Frank Garmback, were responding to a report from the dispatcher about a man with a gun. The Cuyahoga County Sheriff's Department conducted a criminal investigation of the two officers, but a grand jury ended up declining to charge either officer, upon the recommendation of Prosecutor Timothy McGinty.


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