City of Cleveland to pay $6 million to family of Tamir Rice

Photo Credit:

| April 25 2016,

06:36 am

On November 22, 2014, 12yo Tamir Rice was the victim of a fatal police shooting. Rice's death, like the death of Eric Garner and Freddie Gray, brought to light the continued issue of race and police brutality. The death of Tamir Rice prompted a federal investigation into the troubled Cleveland police department forcing the police department to operate under a consent decree with the Justice Department. Cleveland's police department has a long history of incidents involving black people, and continued to show their true colors when after the death of Tamir, the city sued the Rice family for $500 to cover Tamir's emergency medical treatment. A lawsuit that was quickly dropped due to public backlash

READ NEXT: W. Kamau Bell explores the shades of the KKK in his new show