Mother of Tamir Rice relieved officer fired

Cleveland police suspended the officer who was with Loehmann at the time, but Loehmann's firing came as the result of offenses unrelated to Rice's death, ABC News and the New York Times reported.

The police officer who shot and killed 12-year-old Tamir Rice was sacked Tuesday for inaccuracies on his job application, while the officer who drove the patrol auto the day of the shooting was suspended for violating a tactical rule.

Garmback was suspended for 10 days for violating a tactical rule for his driving that day. In April 2016, the City of Cleveland announced it would pay Rice's family $6 million to settle a civil lawsuit.

"Soon afterward, police drove onto the grass within feet of 12-year-old Tamir".

Stephen Loomis, president of the Cleveland Police Patrolman's Association, called the discipline "unjustified" and said the union file grievances minutes after they were announced.

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. 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.

Loehmann, who shot Rice, was sacked not for something related to the shooting, but because of inaccuracies on his application form, Williams said.

"The disciplinary letter cites a letter in Loehmann's personnel file from Independence that says he was emotionally immature and had 'an inability to emotionally function.' The letter also cites an emotional breakdown Loehmann had on the gun range in Independence". "When this happened in 2014, I made the comment that this is of course a tragedy, but it's even more tragic that it happened at the hands of a Cleveland police officer".

In 2015, a grand jury declined to criminally charge Loehmann in the Rice shooting. "We still need accountability".

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