Tamir Rice shooting probe: 1 officer fired, 1 suspended

Cleveland Cop Who Shot And Killed Tamir Rice Fired From The Police Department

Garmback Suspended, Loehmann Terminated: Officers Disciplined in Tamir Rice Shooting

Cleveland police previously confirmed to News 5 that they did not review Officer Timothy Loehmann's personnel file with Independence police before hiring him.

"On a Saturday afternoon a year ago, Tamir Rice was playing with an air gun at a park on the west side of Cleveland". According to Cleveland police, Loehmann's job application contained inaccuracies and he violated other administrative policies.

As the Plain Dealer reported last month, CIRC already "found no fault in the officers' actions leading up to, during and after the November 22, 2014 shooting at Cudell Recreation Center on Cleveland's West Side".

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Timothy Loehmann opened fire on Tamir Rice as he played with a pellet gun, sparking widespread protests. The killing became part of a national outcry about police violence against minorities, particularly black boys and men. Frank Garmback, the officer who was driving the patrol auto at the time of the shooting, has been issued a ten-day suspension from the department.

In 2015, a Cuyahoga County grand jury declined to charge Garmback or Loehmann.

Rookie patrolman Loehmann jumped out and fired his service weapon twice.

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Samaria Rice, Tamir's mother, told WKYC television she was "relieved" that the officer had been sacked but did not agree with the reasons. "People on both sides are going to say, 'It wasn't enough, it was too much, '" said Williams.

And though the officers faced no criminal charges for the incident, the City of Cleveland later agreed to pay $6 million to settle a civil rights lawsuit brought by the Rice family.

In January, city officials charged Loehmann for failing to provide truthful information on his employment application regarding disciplinary actions, information surrounding his departure from a previous police department and failing a test in May 2013. "We still need accountability".

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