The city agreed to the settlement Monday in a civil rights suit brought by Tamir’s family. The 12-year-old boy was shot and killed by a police officer in November 2014.
“The evidence did not indicate criminal conduct by police,” Cuyahoga County prosecutor Timothy McGinty told reporters, calling it a “perfect storm of human error.”
One year ago this weekend, the 12-year-old was fatally shot by a police officer. The prosecutor is promising transparency, but activists have grown impatient while waiting for a grand jury decision.
The prosecutor in the case released two independent reports that found the shooting of the 12-year-old boy was justified.
Similar settlements — known as consent decrees — have required cities to allow independent monitors to oversee new policies. They typically also require new training.