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City Of Cleveland Government Adds Insult To Injury Suing 12-Year-Old Tamir Rice For Ambulance Fees After Police Shot And Killed The Underage Boy

February 12. 2016

Tamir Rice

Lawyers for the City of Cleveland have filed a lawsuit against, 12-year-old murder victim, Tamir Rice, demanding $500 in ambulance fees and additional court costs, after mentally unstable police officer, Timothy Loehmann, gunned down her son in acts of brutality and excessive force. This lawsuit was no typo. City of Cleveland management knows exactly what it is doing, as the lawsuit was filed against the estate of the 12-year-old child, which is appalling.

Tamir Rice left to die on the ground on police orders. His 14-year-old sister was handcuffed and thrown in the back of a squad car for trying to help her dying brother.

Subodh Chandra, an attorney for Tamir's estate, accurately concluded in a response to the lawsuit that has been filed against the deceased minor, "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. This adds insult to homicide." 

Tamir Rice's traumatized sister   

This is one of the most callous things I have ever read. The coldness of it all is astonishing. I don't understand how some people lose their humanity and do such things. The  people who referred the matter to the city attorneys and those responsible for filing it in court should all be fired. Someone was trying to get back at the Rice family, due to the bad publicity the case brought the city and they need to be held accountable for their disgraceful actions.

Timothy Loehmann

The negative attention the scandal of Rice's murder created is needed to draw people's attention to the horrors and injustice of the case and others that have transpired in Cleveland, regarding police brutality. The Cleveland Plain Dealer reported, "In more than 60 lawsuits, citizens accused officers of needlessly shooting at them, beating them during routine traffic stops, shocking them with Tasers while face-down on the ground in handcuffs or arresting them when they had committed no crime."

STORY SOURCE

'Insult to Homicide': Cleveland Sues Tamir Rice's Family for Ambulance Fees

11:28 AM ET U.S.- The city has filed a suit demanding $500 in payment for emergency treatment for the boy after a police officer fatally shot him. hatís more outrageous than having a police officer shoot an unarmed 12-year-old, failing to provide medical care, keeping his family forcibly from the scene, and then declining to indict the officer for the death? In most cases, little. But the city of Cleveland has found a way: It is suing Tamir Riceís family for not paying the ambulance bill after a Cleveland cop shot and killed the boy in November 2014.

As the Scene reports, Cleveland has filed a claim in probate court, seeking $500 from Riceís estate to pay for emergency medical services rendered after Officer Timothy Loehmann fatally shot the boy. The charge is especially galling because Loehmann and another officer apparently had no training or equipment to provide aid to Rice after they shot him. They did nothing for four minutes until an FBI agent who happened to be nearby took over...

http://www.theatlantic.com

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