Officer Involved In Tamir Rice Shooting Fired From Cleveland Police Department

A Cleveland police officer involved in the 2014 fatal shooting of 12-year-old Tamir Rice has been fired from the department, city officials announced Tuesday. A second officer involved has been suspended. 

The department fired Timothy Loehmann, who was a rookie cop at the time of the shooting, and suspended Frank Garmback, his partner on the scene. Both men received disciplinary letters in January, but as Cleveland.com notes, Loehmann’s was for lying on his police application and not for shooting Rice. 

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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