Tag: Samaria Rice

Tamir Rice 911 Operator Suspended for Eight Days

The dispatcher who took the 911 call regarding Tamir Rice has been suspended for eight days. According to a disciplinary letter dated March 10, Police Chief Calvin Williams found that Constance Hollinger “engaged in improper conduct and/or procedure.” In November 2014 Hollinger received the call, in which the caller said…

Cleveland EMS Captain Fired for Facebook Post about Tamir Rice

By Sheryl Estrada Tamir Rice Following an internal investigation by the city of Cleveland, Jamie Marquardt, a captain for Cleveland’s Emergency Medical Service (EMS), whose job it is to save lives, was fired for saying in a Facebook post he wished he’d killed a 12-year-old Black boy, Tamir Rice. “The…

Cleveland Charges Tamir Rice's Family for Rice's Ambulance Ride

The city of Cleveland has apologized to the family of Tamir Rice after sending the 12-year-old boy’s estate a $500 claim for “emergency medical services rendered as the decedent’s last dying expense.” The $500 for Rice’s ambulance bill, which has since been withdrawn, included $450 for life support he received…

School District Employee Calls Tamir Rice's Mom 'Stupid B**ch'

By Sheryl Estrada Samaria Rice While Samaria Rice continues to cope with the death of her 12-year-old son Tamir, a Cleveland resource officer decided to degrade her on his Facebook page, accusing her of just being out for money. Matthew Cicero, who works for the Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD),…