The family of Tamir Rice, the 12-year-old boy whose fatal shooting by the Cleveland police in 2014 prompted national outrage, is set to receive $6 million from the city in a settlement according to federal court records.
Associated Press — The city of Cleveland is asking Tamir Rice’s estate to pay $500 for ambulance and medical services he received after being shot by a police officer.
The city requested the money as the 12-year-old boy’s “last dying expense” in a creditor’s claim filed Wednesday in Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH’-guh) County Probate Court. The claim states the money is overdue.
A Rice family attorney calls the claim “callous and insensitive.”
Rice, who was black, was shot by a white officer while playing with a pellet gun outside a recreation center in November 2014. A grand jury in December declined to indict the officer or his partner for the shooting.
A Cleveland police union president calls the city’s claim “unconscionable.”