In a “no fault” settlement reached in U.S. District Court on Monday, the city of Cleveland, Ohio has agreed to pay $6 million to the family of 12-year-old Tamir Rice.
Police had said the boy was pulling out what was later confirmed to be a toy but grand jurors refused to indict Loehmann in December with prosecutor Tim McGinty stating that the shooting was a “perfect storm of human error, mistakes and communications” but not criminal.
Rice’s mother, Samiria, who had filed a federal wrongful death lawsuit regarding the incident, criticized the decision calling the case “deliberately sabotaged” by prosecutors and appealed to the feds for justice.
The lawsuit said dispatchers should have informed officers that the 911 caller had said the gun Rice had was likely a toy, that officers approached the scene too aggressively, and that Loehmann fired too quickly.
It also maintained that the cops failed to help the boy after he had been shot and alleged that Loehmann wasn’t suited to be a police officer because the city failed to train him properly.
Footage recorded from the scene shows a police cruiser skidding to a stop before Loehmann fires within two seconds of opening the car door. Rice wasn’t given first aid until about four minutes later and died the next day.
Watch the raw footage:
Knocking her to the ground, Garmback, with the help of another officer, handcuff and detain the girl. The teen can be seen struggling as the cops put her in the back seat of a patrol car parked right next to where her brother lie bleeding on the snowy ground.
As per Monday’s settlement, Rice’s estate will receive $5.5 million and his mother and sister will each receive $250,000 with the city of Cleveland paying $3 million this year and $3 million in 2017.
Neither the city, officers Loehmann and Garmback, nor dispatchers that fielded the original 911 call will have to admit to any wrongdoing in the incident and the settlement must still be approved by a Cuyahoga County Probate Court judge before it is finalized.
The U.S. Department of Justice is still conducting a review of the case to see if either officer violated any federal civil-rights laws and both Loehmann and Garmback remain under internal investigation by the Cleveland police department.
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The first question is: why was someone calling 911 over a TOY “gun”? Why did the police even need to be called in the first place?
People need to get over this irrational fear of guns. Or the even more irrational fear of toy guns.
The jury from Oklahoma that just sentenced the 74 year old deputy to 4 years of prison needed to be on this one.
People really do need to lose their batshit craziness over guns. Seeing a gun or toy gun is nothing to get worked up over. Unless it’s a costumed, badged pig. That’s when I get nervous. You don’t know what those clowns are going to do.
I get the feeling a lot of these thugs aren’t scared of guns or the thought of someone simply having a gun but have gone their entire life and not had a chance to off someone so they get desperate. That deputy should have gotten the same punishment a mundane would have…..in Ok. justice, death.
And I’m not a death penalty advocate. But that might be the thing to turn it around.
I’m an advocate of the death penalty for those who work for the state. Live by the state, die by the state…….so to speak.