Tamir Rice

Photo of Frank Garmback and Loehmann's zone car near Tamir Rice.

The city of Cleveland has fired the police officer who fatally shot a 12-year-old boy in 2014.

The discipline’s justification focuses on the officer’s job application.

Officer Timothy Loehmann shot Tamir Rice in the park outside Cudell recreation center after responding to a 911 call. Before police arrived, the 12-year-old had been playing an air gun.

Internal reviews did not fault Loehmann for firing his weapon. But he was cited for not disclosing in his application that he would have been fired from a previous police job in Independence had he not resigned.

The analysis marks this frame as the moment Officer Loehmann exited his vehicle, and Tamir Rice's 'shoulder and arm move upward.'

Cleveland has disciplined the two officers involved in the November 2014 shooting of 12-year-old Tamir Rice. The city’s public safety director, Michael McGrath, and police chief, Calvin Williams, made the announcement today. 


Timothy Loehmann, the officer who shot Rice outside the Cudell Rec Center, has been fired. The supervising officer with him at the time, Frank Garmback, has been given a 10-day suspension.


Crowd at grand jury symposium

A panel gathered with about 40 people at an inner-city Cleveland church last night (Wednesday) to explain one of the least understood parts of the criminal justice system: the grand jury process.  And as WKSU’s M.L. Schultze reports , it didn’t take long for the discussion to address one of the most controversial grand jury decisions in recent history.


More than 500 Ohio law enforcement agencies are adopting statewide standards affecting police community relations. Speaking at a roundtable in Cincinnati today, Gov. John Kasich said he thinks the rest will come around.

“That’s a human life that’s at risk, whether it’s law enforcement or it’s the community. So for those who are not on board, they’ll get there.”

Family photo of Tamir Rice
Family of Tamir Rice

A new study introduced with the Cleveland police shooting of 12-year-old Tamir Rice finds that people perceive young black men as larger and more threatening than similarly sized white men.  


The study published by the American Psychological Association asked nearly a thousand online participants to compare color photographs of young white and black men of equal height and weight. John Paul Wilson, a professor at Montclair State University in New Jersey says, consistently, participants believed the black men were stronger, more muscular and more menacing.