CLEVELAND - A Cuyahoga County Probate Court has approved a $6 million settlement in connection with the shooting death of 12-year-old Tamir Rice.
The settlement was first reached last April in federal court after the Rice estate filed a lawsuit against the City of Cleveland but disbursements required approval of the probate court that oversees the Rice estate.
Under terms of the settlement, the City of Cleveland will pay $6 million to settle all claims by all plaintiffs against all defendants in the case.
The city will pay $3 million this year and the remaining $3 million in 2017.
Under terms of the settlement, the Rice Estate will receive $5 million and both Tamir's mother and sister will received $250-thousand each.