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the family of your mail right twelve year old African American shot dead by a white police officer or not Cleveland playground in two thousand fourteen agreeing to a six million dollar settlement with the skinny but according to documents filed on Monday the city does not have to admit to any wrongdoing vices incident made national headlines because of his young age and the officers decision to shoot him just seconds after reaching the playground mistaking Simbirsk toy gun for real weapons nndb death one of a series of deadly altercations in two thousand fourteen and two thousand fifteen between unarmed black man and police officers across the country some which have resulted in seven figure payouts to family members Baltimore agreed to pay six point four million dollars over the death of Freddie gray who died in police custody and New York City agreed to a five point nine million dollar settlement over the death of Eric garner who died after a white police officer put him in a chokehold the settlement between writers family and Cleveland may do little to repair the rift between , last year the county district attorney declined to indict the rookie officer Timothy Loehmann and his partner Frank arm back for writers death saying they were justifiable in fearing for their lives and even though the settlement means Cleveland won't face a federal civil rights trial its police force is already operating under strict oversight by the department of justice after a series of high profile incidents involving mistreatment of black people