5 Months After the Death of 12-Year-Old Tamir Rice, his Mother Is Now in a Homeless Shelter

Aaron Josefczyk / Reuters
Aaron Josefczyk / Reuters

The City of Cleveland has asked the family of Tamir Rice, the 12-year-old boy shot and killed while he played with a toy gun in a Westside park in November, to halt their civil lawsuit until the official investigation has concluded. 

The request, penned by city lawyers, says that delaying the lawsuit will protect the two officers involved in the shooting from making statements now, before knowing if they’ll be charged with a crime.

On Monday, Rice’s family responded: They can’t wait any longer.

The City of Cleveland has asked the family of Tamir Rice, the 12-year-old boy shot and killed while he played with a toy gun in a Westside park in November, to halt their civil lawsuit until the official investigation has concluded.

The request, penned by city lawyers, says that delaying the lawsuit will protect the two officers involved in the shooting from making statements now, before knowing if they’ll be charged with a crime.

On Monday, Rice’s family responded: They can’t wait any longer.

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Source: The Washington Post |  Wesley Lowery

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