Officer who shot Tamir Rice is fired in unrelated matter

None of the rule violations announced by Public Safety Director Michael McGrath and Chief Calvin Williams directly related to Loehmann shooting Rice outside a recreation center as the boy held a toy gun on November 22, 2014.

During the course of the department's investigation, it was revealed that Loehmann had lied on his application about disciplinary actions taken by previous employer Independence police, WKBW reported.

After a special committee was created by the department to investigate Tamir's shooting, it was announced that the two officers, along with a third officer William Cunningham, would face administrative charges.

Garmback was suspended for 10 days for violating a tactical rule for his driving that day, with a disciplinary letter saying he drove too close to Tamir. Within seconds Officer Timothy Loehmann stepped out of the passenger side and fired two shots, striking Tamir once in the abdomen.

Tamir's death, ruled a homicide by the Cuyahoga County medical examiner, drew demonstrations both in Cleveland and several other cities across the U.S.

"There's a 12-year-old kid, dead".

Officer Timothy Loehmann was sacked on Tuesday after an internal investigation concluded that he had violated rules while applying to be a cadet, an offense unrelated to the unjustifiable slaying of the pre-teen boy in 2015. "We have to be fair and objective to our process". "We still need accountability". But the technical reasoning city officials laid out Tuesday morning show that Rice's killer was sacked for misleading the department on his job application rather than for killing the boy. Williams said the Cleveland Police now make sure they read through the personnel files and employment history of all their applicants.

Loehmann's firing took effect Tuesday morning, and Garmback's suspension begins Wednesday. The emergency dispatcher was suspended from work for eight days for violating protocol in her handling of the call.

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