CLEVELAND (AP) — The city of Cleveland is asking Tamir Rice’s estate to pay $500 for ambulance and medical services he received after being shot by a police officer.
The city requested the money as the 12-year-old boy’s “last dying expense” in a creditor’s claim filed Wednesday in Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH’-guh) County Probate Court. The claim states the money is overdue.
A Rice family attorney calls the claim “callous and insensitive.” Rice, who was black, was shot by a white officer while playing with a pellet gun outside a recreation center in November 2014. A grand jury in December declined to indict the officer or his partner for the shooting.
A Cleveland police union president calls the city’s claim “unconscionable.” City spokesmen didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment Thursday.
4 thoughts on “$500 bill sent to Tamir Rice’s estate for EMS services”
ignore it ,, or tell them to SUTA!
I’d send the bill back to the city with a note telling them exactly where to shove it.
Saw an article a little while ago that said the mayor apologized, and rescinded.
A young man didn’t ask to be shot by police. That is a service the City provides for free. But you have to pay for the ambulance ride to the hospital.