CLEVELAND – The City of Cleveland has filed a response to a federal lawsuit filed by the estate of Tamir Rice.
According to documents filed in United States District Court Northern District of Ohio Eastern Division , the City of Cleveland answered the plaintiff’s amended complaint Friday.
The City of Cleveland claims that 12-year-old Tamir Rice’s “injuries, losses, and damages complained of, were directly and proximately caused by the failure of [Tamir] to exercise due care to avoid injury” and were caused by his own acts.
The defendant, including the City of Cleveland and Officer Timothy Loehmann, at all times acted reasonable and in good faith, according to the newly filed response.
The City of Cleveland has demanded a trial by jury comprised of the maximum number of jurors permitted under the law on all issues. The document states the City is cooperating and will continue to fully cooperate