Cleveland Files Softer Response To Lawsuit In Tamir Rice Shooting

CLEVELAND (AP) — The city of Cleveland has made good on a promise by its mayor to file a more sensitive response to a federal lawsuit brought by the family of a 12-year-old boy who was fatally shot by police while holding a pellet gun.

Mayor Frank Jackson apologized last month for the insensitivity in the wording of the city’s first response to the lawsuit. That version denied allegations that the city and the officer were at fault for the Nov. 22 shooting of Tamir Rice at a recreation center, suggesting the boy died as a result of his own actions. The new version filed Friday says the city can’t respond to allegations until after an investigation is completed.

Rice family attorney Walter Madison said they don’t understand why the city won’t accept responsibility.
Source: Huff Post

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