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.