Cleveland fires 1 officer, suspends 2nd over child's shooting

2017-05-31 06:08
A man holds a sign in Cleveland referring to the fatal shooting of Tamir Rice, a 12-year-old boy, who was wielding a replica handgun. (File, AFP)

A man holds a sign in Cleveland referring to the fatal shooting of Tamir Rice, a 12-year-old boy, who was wielding a replica handgun. (File, AFP)

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Cleveland -  The city of Cleveland in the American state of Ohio has fired one police officer and suspended a second involved in the shooting of 12-year-old Tamir Rice.

Police Chief Calvin Williams announced the discipline on Tuesday against officers Timothy Loehmann and Frank Garmback related to the shooting of the boy at a recreation centre as he held a pellet gun in November 2014.

Williams said Loehmann, who shot Rice, has been fired. Frank Garmback, who was driving the cruiser that skidded to a stop near the boy, has been suspended for 10 days.

Loehmann was fired for inaccurate details on his job application, not for the Rice shooting. Garmback was suspended for violating a tactical rule involving his approach to the gazebo where the boy was shot.


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