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Court dismisses rehire appeal for Timothy Loehmann, former CPD officer who killed Tamir Rice

Posted at 5:12 PM, Mar 11, 2021
and last updated 2021-03-11 17:12:57-05

CLEVELAND — Former Cleveland police officer Timothy Loehmann won’t get his job back with the Cleveland Division of Police, according to a ruling by the 8th District Court of Appeals.

Loehmann is the officer who shot and killed 12-year-old Tamir Rice in 2014. Tamir was playing with a pellet gun outside a recreation center when he was shot by Loehmann.

Loehmann was fired by the Cleveland Division of Police in 2017, more than two years after the fatal shooting, for lying on his application and violating other administrative policies.

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City officials charged Loehmann for failing to provide truthful information on his application. Officials said they discovered Loehmann was in the process of being fired from his previous department for his “lack of maturity” and an incident involving an emotional meltdown during firearm training, according to Cleveland police.

The Cleveland Police Patrolmen's Association filed an appeal on Loehmann's behalf following his termination.

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Mayor Frank Jackson's office released the following statement regarding the dismissal:

"The city of Cleveland is pleased that the court upheld its decision to terminate the employment of former Cleveland Police patrol officer Timothy Loehmann. The city has consistently maintained throughout this process that Loehmann's termination was justified."

CLICK HERE to read the court's decision.

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