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Cleveland police officer who killed Tamir Rice fired after rule violations

By Jason M. Volack Tara Fowleremily Shapiro,

The Cleveland police officer who shot and killed 12-year-old Tamir Rice in 2014 was terminated this morning after rule violations, the Cleveland Police Department announced recently.

Officer Timothy Loehmann, who fatally shot Rice three years ago, was fired for inaccurate details on his job application and other administrative policy violations, not for the Rice shooting.

At a news conference this morning, Cleveland Police Chief Calvin Williams said that in 2015 the police department began looking through employment history during the hiring process, which it did not do when it hired Loehmann.

“Hopefully we won’t have any more incidents like this,” Williams said.

Disciplinary actions were also announced today against Officer Frank Garmback, who was with Loehmann at the scene of the Rice shooting. Garmback has been suspended for 10 days for a reason related to the shooting and must attend additional training, police said. His suspension begins tomorrow.


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