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Cleveland fired the officer who shot Tamir Rice

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Cleveland has fired one officer and suspended another involved in the shooting of 12-year-old Tamir Rice, the Associated Press reported.

Cleveland Police Chief Calvin Williams announced the disciplinary measure on Tuesday. 

Officer Timothy Loehmann shot Rice as the 12-year-old held a pellet gun in November 2014. Officer Frank Garmback was driving the patrol car.


Williams said that Loehmann was fired not for shooting Rice, but rather for being inaccurate on his job application. 


Garmback, on the other hand, was suspended 10 days because his cruiser skidded to a stop near Rice. Williams said that violated a tactical rule involving his approach to the gazebo. 

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