Tamir rice mom

Sad news out of Cleveland this morning. It is being reported that Tamir Rice’s mother has been forced to move to a homeless shelter, as police attempt to delay the lawsuit the Rice family has filed for the wrongful death of 12-year-old Tamir.

The City of Cleveland has asked the Rice family to halt their civil lawsuit until the official investigation has concluded, stating that delaying the lawsuit will protect the two officers involved in the shooting from making statements now, before knowing if they’ll be charged with a crime. However, the Rice family has filed a response saying they cannot wait any longer.

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Washington Post reports:

Rice’s family said they cannot agree to hold off on their lawsuit until the investigation is complete in part because they are worried that crucial evidence could be lost. In addition, they said, the elongated pace at which the investigation is moving is causing them sustained distress.

“The incident has shattered the life of the Rice family,” the motion stated.

Rice’s mother, the motion goes on to state, has moved into a homeless shelter.

“In particular, Samaria Rice, Tamir Rice’s mother, has since been forced to move to a homeless shelter because she could no longer live next door to the killing field of her son,” the motion said.

And, with the investigation still lingering, the Rice family said they have yet to bury Tamir because it is unclear if there will be need for any additional medical examination.

Such a terrible situation all around.