The 12-year-old boy was fatally shot by a Cleveland police officer in November 2014 while he was playing with a toy gun at a park. His death sparked widespread protests, but a grand jury declined to file criminal charges.
Paramedics responded shortly after the shooting, and Rice was taken by ambulance to a hospital, where he died hours after going into surgery.
According to court documents filed Wednesday, Cleveland is seeking $450 for the advanced life support Rice received while in the ambulance, plus $50 to cover mileage.
The claim was made in probate court under a state law covering debt collection of those who have died.
In a statement, attorneys for Rice’s mother, Samaria Rice, said the family is disturbed by the new claim.
“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. Ms. Rice considers this harassment.”
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