The family of 12-year-old Tamir Rice has filed a lawsuit against the city of Cleveland and several police officers, according to the Huffington Post. The lawsuit comes after Rice’s death just a few months ago during an interaction with police. Rice, a sixth-grader, was carrying a replica gun with plastic pellets at a park and was shot by a police officer less than two seconds after pulling up to him. The officer that shot Rice, Timothy Loehmann, and the officer that was driving the vehicle, Frank Garmback, were named in the lawsuit, which seeks adequate compensation and an end to police-related violence in the city.
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