$6 million settlement approved by probatte courti in Tamir Rice shooting death

Approval follows federal court lawsuit
Posted at 4:34 PM, Nov 30, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-30 16:34:45-05

A Cuyahoga County Probate Court has approved a $6 million settlement in connection with the shooting death of 12-year-old Tamir Rice.

The settlement was first reached last April in federal court after the Rice estate filed a lawsuit against the City of Cleveland but disbursements required approval of the probate court that oversees the Rice estate.

Under terms of the settlement, the City of Cleveland will pay $6 million to settle all claims by all plaintiffs against all defendants in the case.

The city will pay $3 million this year and the remaining $3 million in 2017.

Under terms of the settlement, the Rice Estate will receive $5 million and both Tamir's mother and sister will received $250-thousand each.