Via | NBC News
The city of Cleveland filed a claim against the estate of Tamir Rice, the 12-year-old fatally shot by police in 2014, seeking $500 in reimbursement for the ambulance ride.
Assistant Law Director Carl Meyer filed the creditor’s claim in Cuyahoga County Probate Court on Wednesday, NBC affiliate WKYC reported.
Tamir was shot in the torso by Cleveland police officer Timothy Loehmann on Nov. 22, 2014, after responding to a report of a “male with a gun” on the swings at a city park.
It turned out the boy had a pellet gun. Tamir died at the hospital the next morning.
“The Rice family is disturbed by the city’s behavior,” Rice family attorney Subodh Chandra said in a statement to WKYC.
“The callousness, insensitivity, and poor judgment required for the city to send a bill — its own police officers having slain 12-year-old Tamir — is breathtaking,” Chandra said in the statement.
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