Jun 5, 2017
After investigating for two-and-a-half years, the city of Cleveland, Ohio just fired Timothy Loehmann, the white officer who shot and killed a 12-year-old black child, Tamir Rice, in 2014. Tamir’s mother, Samaria Rice, responded, “Shame on the city of Cleveland for taking so long to render a decision like this.”
Of the three police officers at the scene, none were ever charged criminally – and Officer Loehmann was NOT fired for the murder of Tamir. What Cleveland officials found reprehensible – what merited firing – was that the officer lied on his job application!
Cleveland is sending a strong message that accurate paperwork is what’s important – and not human life!