Cleveland settles lawsuit over Tamir Rice shooting for $6M

This combination of still images taken from a surveillance video and released Saturday, Nov. 28, 2015, by the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor's Office, shows Cleveland police officers arriving at Cudell Park on a report of a man with a gun. Twelve-year-old Tamir Rice was fatally shot by Cleveland police officer Timothy Loehmann, Nov. 22, 2014, after he reportedly pulled a replica gun at the city park. The enhancement by a California video expert will be presented to a grand jury that will decide if then-rookie patrolman Loehmann or his training officer should be charged criminally for Loehmann killing Rice. (Cuyahoga County Prosecutor's Office via AP)

CLEVELAND (AP) – The city of Cleveland has reached a $6 million settlement in a lawsuit over the death of 12-year-old Tamir Rice, a black boy shot by a white police officer while playing with a pellet gun.

An order filed in U.S. District Court in Cleveland on Monday says the city will pay out $3 million this year and $3 million the next.

The wrongful death suit against two officers and the city alleged the officers acted recklessly when they confronted the boy in November 2014.

Video of the encounter shows a rookie patrolman firing in an instant as the cruiser driven by his training officer skids to a stop.

The officers had asked a judge to dismiss the lawsuit. A grand jury declined to bring charges against them.

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