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Officer who shot Tamir Rice is fired in unrelated matter

Officer who shot Tamir Rice is fired in unrelated matter

It's been two years since Timothy Loehmann, a police officer in Cleveland, Ohio, shot and killed 12-year-old Tamir Rice.

Loehmann shot and killed Tamir on November 22, 2014 outside the Cudell Recreation Center.

Williams said Loehmann, who shot Rice, has been fired.

Loehmann omitted this information in his application to the Cleveland Police Department, the panel found. According to Cleveland.com, Loehmann's personnel file from his time at the Independence Police Department said he had "an inability to emotionally function", and cited an emotional breakdown he had suffered on a gun range.

Tamir Rice's mother says she's relieved that the officer who fatally shot her 12-year-old son has been fired, but she also thinks the officer who drove the patrol vehicle that day should also be fired. "There is simply no factual basis on which an unbiased decision-maker could conclude that either officer should be administratively disciplined".

Investigators concluded that Garmback violated department policies when he allowed his patrol vehicle to come so close to Tamir in the moments before the shooting and that he waited too long to tell dispatchers after he arrived at the park.




Garmback and Loehmann were both on administrative duty when they were notified of the disciplinary measures Tuesday morning.

Cleveland Police Chief Calvin Williams speaks to a reporter after a press conference in Cleveland, Tuesday, May 30, 2017. When the officers approached Rice, the boy reportedly attempted to reach towards the gun in his waistband. Video from the incident showed Loehmann shooting Rice two seconds after arriving on the scene.

4 April, 2015: Walter Scott is shot in the back five times by a white police officer, who is fired and later admits violating Mr Scott's civil rights. in a plea deal.

And William Cunningham, who was working off-duty as an officer at the rec center without permission, was suspended for two days.

But Loehmann was allowed to resign instead, and he did not mention this in a personal history statement when he applied to join the Cleveland force in 2013. "Timothy Loehmann should have never been a police officer in the first place".

Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson offered his condolences to the Rice family and said, "We've gone through an exhaustive process" in reviewing the officers' actions.


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