CLEVELAND — The Ohio Supreme Court says it will not hear an appeal over the firing of a white Cleveland police officer who shot and killed 12-year-old Tamir Rice outside a city recreation center in 2014.
The court announced its decision Tuesday. An arbitrator and a county judge upheld Timothy Loehmann's 2017 firing for providing false information on his job application.
An appeals court in Cleveland dismissed an appeal earlier this year citing a police union's failure to serve notice on attorneys hired by the city.
Loehmann, a rookie, shot Tamir within seconds of a cruiser skidding to a stop near a gazebo where he'd been sitting.
Download the News 5 Cleveland app now for more stories from us, plus alerts on major news, the latest weather forecast, traffic information and much more. Download now on your Apple device here, and your Android device here.