CLEVELAND, April 27, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Legal-Bay LLC, The Lawsuit Settlement Funding Company which operates lawsuitssettlementfunding.com, reported today that a $6 million settlement was reached with Cleveland officials to settle a lawsuit filed by the family of Tamir Rice, who was 12 years old when he was shot and killed by a police officer in 2014.
Tamir Rice was shot in a local park by Timothy Loehmann after officers responded to reports of a suspect with a gun. An investigation had revealed that Tamir Rice, who was 12 years old, "had been seen holding a replica gun that shoots plastic pellets." He died a day after the shooting.
Although the settlement was reached, "The city admitted no wrongdoing in the shooting and Rice's family agreed to drop the complaint against two officers, including the one who shot the boy," according to an article in Reuters.
The police officers involved have been on restricted duty since the shooting occurred, and news sources indicate it will remain that way through an internal police review.
This shooting and tragic death has been one of several that has sparked scrutiny of brutality and deadly force by police officers. Public awareness has been growing due to the incidents that have come to light in recent months. Due to the vicious nature of these crimes, Legal-Bay stands ready to assist those who have been faced with police brutality or wrongful imprisonment, as these cases are unfortunately far too common.
Chris Janish, CEO of Legal-Bay, commented on the recent news, "Even though the settlement amount is substantial, no amount of money will bring back a life. Our hearts go out to his family, and we hope they are getting through this difficult time. We want to remind victims or their loved ones who may find themselves in a similar situation that we are here to assist them with getting their lives back on track as soon as possible."
Legal-Bay is a public advocate for victims of police brutality and wrongful imprisonment. For more information on Legal-Bay's police brutality and wrongful imprisonment lawsuit funding programs, visit: http://lawsuitssettlementfunding.com/wrongful-imprisonment.php
Legal-Bay's programs are non-recourse lawsuit cash advances, also known as case funding, which means you only repay the settlement advance if you win your case. None of the programs should be considered to be a lawsuit loan, lawsuit loans, settlement loans, settlement loan, pre-settlement loans, or a pre-settlement loan. To learn more about how Legal-Bay's funding process works, visit: http://lawsuitssettlementfunding.com/funding-process.php
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