CLEVELAND (AP) — The city of Cleveland has fired one police officer and suspended a second involved in the shooting of 12-year-old Tamir Rice.
In this Nov. 25, 2014 file photo, demonstrators block Public Square in Cleveland, during a protest over the police shooting of 12-year-old Tamir Rice. The attorneys for the family of Rice shot by a white Cleveland police officer while carrying a pellet gun have asked the U.S. Justice Department to investigate both the killing and the conduct of the prosecutor in charge of the case. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)
Police Chief Calvin Williams announced the discipline Tuesday against officers Timothy Loehmann and Frank Garmback related to the shooting of the boy at a recreation center in November 2014 as he held a pellet gun.
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.
A message was left with the police union about the discipline.