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Judge Upholds Firing Of Cop Who Killed Tamir Rice

Dec 21, 2019

Timothy Loehmann
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A Cuyahoga County judge has upheld an arbitrator's decision that the white Cleveland police officer who shot and killed a 12-year-old black child in 2014 should be fired for omissions on his job application. 

Timothy Loehmann killed Tamir Rice  as he played with a pellet gun outside a Cleveland recreation center. Loehmann was cleared of wrongdoing in the shooting but was fired in May 2017 for failing to disclose that he'd been previously forced out by another department.  Cleveland's police union says the ruling was "political".