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Tamir Rice mistake leads to policy changes in City

Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson apologizes to Tamir Rice family. (Source: WOIO) Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson apologizes to Tamir Rice family. (Source: WOIO)
Tamir Rice was shot and killed by Cleveland Police at Cudell Rec Center in November 2014. (Source: Family) Tamir Rice was shot and killed by Cleveland Police at Cudell Rec Center in November 2014. (Source: Family)
Surveillance video captured the incident. (Source: City of Cleveland) Surveillance video captured the incident. (Source: City of Cleveland)
CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) -

Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson is making good on his word.

Thursday the mayor promised to change the city's process concerning any licenses, permits, insurance claims and/or invoices that may be subject to court activity including all filings and proceedings.

Effective immediately, any license, permits, insurance claims, and or invoices of any type, along with all pertinent documentation, whether opened or closed, that may be subject to potential court activity must be submitted to a Commissioner and/or Assistant Commissioner within two business days. 

Friday morning, all employees within the departments of License and Assessments and Law were briefed on this policy change and signed a copy acknowledging that they have read and understand this policy change.

Read the policy below:

Wednesday, February 10, a bill from Cleveland's Law Director's office was submitted to Rice's medical insurance company -- stating they were responsible for a past due amount owed for the emergency medical services rendered as Tamir's last dying expense. The claim was filed under Ohio Revised Code 2117.25

Thursday at a news conference, Mayor Frank Jackson apologized saying although the billing process is routine, that bill should have never been submitted. Mayor Jackson says the bill should have been red-flagged and he will evaluate if discipline is warranted.

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