Officer Who Killed Tamir Rice Fired, But Not For Killing 12-year-old

Officer was fired for reasons completely unrelated to the shooting of Tamir Rice.

By Sowmya Krishnamurthy

The officer who shot and killed 12-year-old Tamir Rice in Cleveland has been fired from the police force— but not because of the shooting. Timothy Loehmann was fired today because he broke administrative rules.

According to NBC News, Loehmann was accused of giving false information on his job application to the Cleveland Division of Police.

Disciplinary action has also been taken against Officer Frank Garmback, the officer who was with Loehmann at the scene of the shooting. Garmback has been suspended for 10 days and must take additional training related to tactics used during the Rice incident.

On Nov. 22, 2014, Rice was shot and killed by Loehmann outside the Cudell Recreation Center. The officers thought Rice had a weapon but in actuality, it was a toy gun. The murder of Rice caused national outrage and protests

In December 2015, a grand jury declined to indict Loehmann and Garmback.


[Photo: NBC News/Family photo]






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