The city of Cleveland is arguing in court documents that 12-year-old Tamir Rice, who was fatally shot by police while holding a pellet gun last November, was responsible for his own death.
Rice’s family is suing the city in federal court over the boy’s death. In a court document filed Friday, the city offers 20 defenses, one of which states that the family’s “injuries, losses and damages … were directly and proximately caused by the acts of the Plaintiff’s decedent (Rice), not this Defendant.”
The city also argues that Rice failed to “exercise due care to avoid injury.”
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