Wednesday, 5 December 2018
Officer who fatally shot 12-year-old boy won't get back job
Timothy Loehmann was cleared in the shooting of Tamir Rice but was fired in May 2017 for failing to disclose to Cleveland that he'd been previously forced out by another department.
Loehmann challenged his firing in an arbitration process. The police union confirmed on Tuesday that Loehmann lost that challenge.
An attorney for the union, Henry Hilow, says it is considering appealing that decision.
Loehmann shot Tamir Rice within seconds of a cruiser skidding to a stop outside a Cleveland recreation center in November 2014.
The boy's mother, Samaria Rice, has said she hopes Loehmann won't work as a police officer again.