Cop who killed Tamir Rice fired for job application omission

Cop who killed Tamir Rice fired for job application omission

The city of Cleveland fired the rookie police officer who shot and killed 12-year-old Tamir Rice and suspended the cop who drove the patrol auto in 2014, officials announced Tuesday.

"Patrol Officer Garmback will be suspended for 10 days", announced Michael McGrath, the city's Public Safety Director Tuesday.

The other officer, Frank Garmback, was assigned extra tactical training in addition to his suspension.

"On a Saturday afternoon past year, Tamir Rice was playing with an air gun at a park on the west side of Cleveland".

After the police were notified that the officers wouldn't face criminal charges, Williams ordered a committee to conduct an administrative review.

Cop who killed Tamir Rice fired for job application omission

Loehmann was not fired for the shooting itself, but for misrepresenting himself on his job application when he applied to be an officer. Still, the police chief noted that since the shooting, changes had been made in the way officers are trained.

The mother of Tamir Rice says punishment handed down for officers involved in her son's shooting death took "too long" and believes both officers should have been fired.

What's weird is that Loehmann's partner, Officer Frank Garmback, is being reprimanded for reasons more directly related to Rice's death.

Rice's death prompted protests across the country after video of the shooting was released, directly contradicting what Loehmann claimed happened.

Loehmann shot and killed Tamir on November 22, 2014 outside the Cudell Recreation Center. Mandl told Garmback and Loehmann to investigate a report of a "guy with a gun" scaring people outside the center.

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The killing became part of a national outcry about police violence against black males.

"The dispatcher didn't relay the caller's doubts".

Cunningham, who was off duty, was at the scene because he was working a second job as security for the recreation center.

The review panel found that Loehmann did not disclose to the Cleveland Police Department that he had been deemed emotionally immature by the Independence, Ohio Police Department, where he worked prior to joining Cleveland police.

Loehmann joined the Cleveland police less than eight months before the incident in 2014.

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The park in Cleveland where Tamir Rice was shot by a police officer. "And the result of those failures, which remain unaccounted for, is that a child is dead". Tamir Rice died the next day. "Evidence clearly shows that these gentlemen did not do anything illegal", he said.

"This is a politically motivated witch hunt", Loomis said.

"FILE â€" In this December 1, 2014, file photo, Tomiko Shine, left, holds a sign with a photo of Tamir Rice, a boy fatally shot by a Cleveland police officer, while protesting a grand jury's decision in Ferguson, Mo., not to indict police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown, during a demonstration in Washington.

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