Officer Timothy Loehmann was fired from City of Cleveland PD, Tuesday
Loehmann, 29, a Cleveland cop fatally shot 12-year-old Tamir Rice in 2014
He lost his job 2 1/2 years after Tamir was gunned down inside a park while playing with a pellet gun
Then 26-year-old rookie officer Timothy Loehmann, shot Tamir Rice after a 911 caller said he saw the boy with a gun that was ‘probably fake’ on Nov 22, 2014
Loehmann’s partner, Frank Garmback, 49, received 10-day suspension for the Tamir Rice shooting
However, in an earlier statement released in April by the The Cleveland Police Patrolmen’s Association the findings of a review committee impaneled by Cleveland Police Chief Calvin Williams at Mayor Frank Jackson’s request to investigate the officers’ conduct had found that Timothy Loehmann and Frank Garmback, the two officers directly involved in the shooting,of the officers involved in the shooting that killed Tamir Rice in 2014 did not violate department rules.
The committee which consisted of police command staff, civilians and police officers, in their unanimous report stated that neither Garmback nor Loehmann violated apparent rule or policies and their actions were consistent with training.
‘Blood Money’: Cleveland agrees to pay $6M to family of Tamir Rice
Loehmann’s partner, veteran officer Frank Garmback [left], received 10-day suspension for the Tamir Rice shooting
A 2015 grand jury opted not to indict Loehmann or Garmback on criminal charges. In a rather quixotic approach to retribution, Loehmann was let go for providing false information about his personal history in his application to join the police force, authorities said.
Cleveland city officials met Tuesday in a news conference to provide an update on disciplinary action against the officers involved in the shooting death of Tamir Rice.
During that news conference, officials announced the firing of Officer Timothy Loehmann and 10-day suspension of Officer Frank Garmback.
Rice, 12, was shot and killed by Garmback and Loehmann on Nov. 22, 2014 outside Cudell Recreation Center. The officers were called to the scene on a report of a person waving a gun, which turned out to be an airsoft weapon.
Loehmann will be fired, effective immediately, and Garmback will be suspended 10 days starting Wednesday. He’ll also be required to attend additional tactical training.
Officials said the officers did not violate any rules other than failing to inform communications of their position during the moments leading up to the shooting.