City Wanted $500 From Tamir Rice Estate

The city of Cleveland filed a creditor’s notice Wednesday evening against the estate of Tamir Rice, seeking $500 from the family of the 12-year-old who was shot and killed by a Cleveland police officer in November 2014. On Thursday morning, the city determined that it should withdraw the claim. The bill suggested the city was owed for “for emergency medical services rendered as the decedent’s last dying expense under Ohio Revised Code.” A lawyer for the Rice family blasted the decision: “That the city would submit a bill and call itself a creditor after having had its own police officers slay 12-year-old Tamir displays a new pinnacle of callousness and insensitivity,” Subodh Chandra said Wednesday.