CLEVELAND (AP) — The mother of a 12-year-old who had a pellet gun when he was fatally shot by Cleveland police said Tuesday that the city was disrespectful of her son by suggesting he died as a result of his own actions.
Tamir Rice’s mother addressed the city’s response to her family’s lawsuit a day after Mayor Frank Jackson apologized for wording in a court document in which the city’s lawyers said the boy died as a result of his own actions.
Samaria Rice said she also wants an apology for her son’s death. “I have not yet received an apology from the police department or the city of Cleveland in regards to the killing of my son. And it hurts,” she said.
Benjamin Crump, one of the family’s attorneys, said the city law department’s wording was shocking and disrespectful. The mayor apologized Monday for the wording in the document…
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