The family of slain 12-year-old Tamir Rice filed a wrongful death lawsuit in federal court today against the City of Cleveland and the two officers at the scene where Rice was fatally shot.
In a document obtained by newsnet5 [PDF], the suit charges Officers Timothy Loehmann (the one who shot Rice) and Frank Garmback shot at Rice “without any adequate investigation” and that Rice was on the ground, alive, for four minutes, without receiving any medical care.
They cite how Loehmann had been previously deemed unfit for service and blame the city for acting “negligently, recklessly, intentionally, willfully, wantonly, knowingly and with deliberate indifference to the serious safety needs of the citizens of Cleveland” by hiring him.
They claim a pattern of excessive force by Cleveland officers, which was also the conclusion of a DOJ report this week.
[image via family of Tamir Rice]
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