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Family of Boy Shot by Police: Don't Delay Suit Against Cops

Monday, 04 May 2015 11:01 PM

Relatives of a 12-year-old Cleveland boy killed by police have asked for their lawsuit against two officers to not be delayed and have questioned why the criminal investigation remains pending more than five months after the shooting.

Tamir Rice had an airsoft gun that shoots nonlethal plastic pellets when an officer shot him outside a recreation center last November. His body still hasn't been laid to rest. A court filing says his mother moved to a homeless shelter because she couldn't live so close to where he was shot. Her attorney says she's got a home now.

The officers involved asked a judge to delay the lawsuit until the investigation is completed and considered in court. They said that would let them give their side of the story later without worrying it might be used against them in the criminal case.

The family's attorneys objected to that Monday.

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