Today, Mayor Frank G. Jackson addressed the creditor’s claim filed on behalf of the City of Cleveland against the Tamir Rice estate. To begin with, no bill was sent nor was any bill ever intended to be sent to the Tamir Rice family.
In January of 2015, the City of Cleveland submitted and received a partial reimbursement from Medicaid in the amount of $172.90 for ambulance services provided to Tamir Rice on November 22, 2014. The remaining $327.10 was then absorbed by the city and the matter was closed.
Earlier this week, the executor for the Tamir Rice estate requested that the City provide a billing statement for services provided to Tamir Rice on November 22, 2014.
When the City received this request, the bill was opened again and in its entirety, sent to the executor as required.
Following a standard procedure, a city attorney filed a claim with the probate court in the amount of $500.00 against the Rice estate. Today the City has withdrawn that claim.
The City of Cleveland apologizes for any additional pain or suffering that this matter has caused the Tamir Rice family.
Again, there was no bill sent to the Rice family, rather a statement of expenses was sent to the executor of the Rice estate at the request of the executor.