Stay classy, Cleveland.
The city has filed a claim against the family of Tamir Rice for $500. The claim involves the ambulance ride that Rice was in after he was shot and killed by Cleveland police in 2014.
Assistant Law Director Carl Meyer filed the creditor’s claim in Cuyahoga County Probate Court on Wednesday, NBC affiliate WKYC reported.
Rice was shot and killed 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.
“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. “This adds insult to homicide. The Rice family considers this a form of harassment.”
Loehmann and his partner, Frank Garmback, were not indicted in Rice’s death.