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FILE - In a Monday, Dec. 1, 2014 file photo, Tomiko Shine holds up a picture of Tamir Rice during a protest in Washington, D.C. A gazebo where Rice, a 12-year-old black boy with a pellet gun was fatally shot by a white Cleveland police officer, is expected to be dismantled beginning this week and shipped to a Chicago museum for display. The gazebo became a makeshift memorial to Rice, whose 2014 death sparked Black Lives Matter protests. An attorney says Tamir's mother wanted the gazebo to become a symbol for what happened to him. Ex-city councilman Jay Westbrook said Monday, Sept. 12, 2016, he's been coordinating the deconstruction with officials at Chicago's Stony Island Arts Bank. He says a museum official will supervise the deconstruction, scheduled to begin Wednesday. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)

Cleveland fired the officer who shot Tamir Rice


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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