On the ambulance invoice, Rice was charged $450 for ambulance advance life support and $50 for mileage, totaling $500.
Becky-Lee Caraballo, an EMS billing manager for the City of Cleveland, stated in an affidavit that the Tamir Rice estate "has failed to pay for the goods and/or services as agreed upon delineated in the invoices, accounting, and/or ledger statements."
Carl E. Meyer, the assistant director of law for Cleveland, is listed as the creditor attorney.
newsnet5.com reached out to Rice family attorney Subodh Chandra for a statement regarding the city's claim. The office issued this statement:
The callousness, insensitivity, and poor judgment required for the city to send a bill after its own police officers killed a 12-year-old child is breathtaking. This adds insult to homicide.
newsnet5.com also received a statement from Cleveland Police Patrolmen's Association President Steve Loomis.
Loomis said it is unconscionable that the City of Cleveland would send that bill to the Rice family. He said it was truly disappointing but, unfortunately, not surprising.