AP/Tony Dejak

UPDATE: Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson said during a Thursday news conference that the claim was the result of a miscommunication and apologized to the Rice family.

The city of Cleveland couldn't bring itself to indict the police officer who shot 12-year-old Tamir Rice for playing with a toy gun in a park. But they know where to send the bill for his medical expenses.

The city filed a $500 claim against Rice's estate in probate court Wednesday in an attempt to recover medical expenses from the boy's death.

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The creditor claim asks the court to recognize Rice's estate owes the city $450 for ambulance services and another $50 for "mileage," presumably the cost of fuel in transporting Rice's body.

Under Ohio law, the administrator or executor of a person's estate is responsible for paying "expenses of the last sickness of the decedent," and someone in the city's legal department thought it would be a good idea to invoke that law and go after the Rice family for the unpaid bill.

A spokesperson for the city of Cleveland said it would not comment on ongoing litigation.

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Rice family attorney Subodh Chandra told local TV station Fox 8 that the claim amounted to harassment.

"The Rice family is disturbed by the city's behavior. The callousness, insensitivity, and poor judgment required for the city to send a bill after its own police officers killed 12-year-old Tamir is breathtaking," Chandra told Fox 8.

In a rare moment of congruity, Cleveland Police Patrolmen's Association President Steve Loomis agreed with Chandra.

"Subodh Chandra and I have never agreed on anything until now.  It is unconscionable that the City of Cleveland would send that bill to the Rice family," Loomis said to Fox 8.

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Keep in mind Loomis is the same person who described Rice as "menacing," "a 12-year-old in an adult body," and blamed the child for his own death. That was also the city of Cleveland's official response to a lawsuit filed by the Rice family, so maybe we shouldn't be too surprised by the claim.