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Thursday, February 11, 2016

Cleveland sues family of 12yr old boy who was killed by police over $500 unpaid medical bill

Cleveland is suing the family of Tamir Rice over an unpaid ambulance bill for $500 after the city’s police officers shot the 12-year-old dead. The Rice family still owe the city for the work done by paramedics, who tried in vain to save Tamir’s life after he was shot in November 2014 while holding a toy gun, according to a claim filed in probate court on Wednesday.

Cleveland.com reports that assistant law director Carl Meyers filed a claim in Cuyahoga County Probate Court, informing the Rice family that they need to pay the bill for 'advance life support' and the cost of the ambulance ride to MetroHealth Medical Center. 
It comes just weeks after a grand jury decided not to indict the two white police officers who fatally shot the boy.

Subodh Chandra, a lawyer for the Rice family, said the bill ‘adds insult to homicide’. 
'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 told the website. 'This adds insult to homicide.'
The claim says that under the Ohio Revised Code, the family is responsible for ‘emergency medical services rendered as the decedent’s last dying expense.’

A breakdown of the $500 bill is even provided: $450 for ‘advance life support’ and $50 for the cost of the ambulance driving from where Tamir was shot to the hospital where he died.
Earl Ward, another family lawyer, branded the bill ‘cold and callous,’ adding it is ‘disrespectful to a family who is still grieving, especially on the heels of the grand jury decision'.
He said: ‘It’s a $500 bill and the city is responsible for his death, so I don’t see how they could justify that.’

Ward said he had informed Tamir’s mother Samaria Rice about the filing, the New York Daily News reports.
Tamir was fatally shot by Timothy Loehmann while playing with a pellet gun on November 22, 2014.
In the build-up to the shooting, he had been playing in the park and was reportedly pointing the fake weapon at people, prompting concern from someone who called 911.
His toy was missing the orange clip-on, which would have warned police and passers-by that the gun was not real.
The 911 dispatcher told the officers there was a man with a gun, but failed to pass on the information that it was a young boy and that the caller has said that the gun was ‘probably fake’.
Shocking surveillance footage of the incident showed officer Frank Garmback speeding to the scene in his patrol car before Loehmann, a rookie cop, gets out and immediately fires at Tamir.
According to the Daily News, two independent reports concluded the shooting was not justified.
On December 28 last year, a grand jury decided not to indict the two white police officers for their role in the fatal shooting of the young black boy.
  

31 comments:

AbokiDaWarriBoy said...

Poor innocent boy,sad!

RAPHAEL AYUBA said...

Noted.......


#PEACEOUT

tosisochukwu said...

No reply


































!brightosman aka fake phyno .#gerarahere

Donjazzycrush said...

cute innocent boy..... Rip











.


Don BABA tangerine

chioma jacinta said...

* it's well*

YOUNGBUHARI said...

These guys are heartless..

Adaobilinda her sexcellency said...

Rip

Nenyechi said...

Dis white peeps r so annoyin

osondu arinze said...

wickedness of the highest order #still that Imo boy

Iphie Abraham said...

They shud forget na,its not dt much







LIB ADDICT#just passing#

Ogenah Boris said...

Really shocking

dj banti said...

Rip

Bonita Bislam said...

This is adding pepper to injury.The police department should cover that bill, after all they murdered the poor boy

Juliet Iwuno said...

Egwu dikwa! Linda take note!

Owakah I said...

OMG.....Just 4 $500?

Achi Izuegbunem said...

Can you Imagine....

kelvin andre said...

$500? Lol

owakah (A.K.A. Innosometin) said...

Very Good

KELVIN OBIECHIE said...

Useless pple











~make I go drink one bottle of beer~

NaijaDeltaBabe said...

Hmmmmmmmm


...merited happiness

Samuel Osemwenkha said...

Justice must prevail ,, in America nobody is above the law ......but in naija ................................................................................................. Linda you know the rest

Bibian Obunse said...

Its truly"cold & callous"of them to expect the family to pay that money...

Muna said...

Same old shit, different person!

Vivian Reginalds said...

RIP son
-D great anonymous now as Vivian Reginalds

uche ekwulugo said...

Na wa o



AJ MAIN BOY...

junia said...

Kai! Dis is so sad n touching

Theresa Egan said...

Nah wa ooi

Eddy Ogbunambala said...

Poor boy! Continue to rest in peace

Victoria Chinda said...

so mch injustice towards the black races. may God grant him peace.

Di Mateo Xavie said...

Haba na....this one na pure wickedness

Demmy said...

Had to cover up for d police becos dey ar white? Dats so unfair.
D dead boy ain't he human? Crazy people

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