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The Officer Who Shot Tamir Rice Just Got Fired for Lying

Timothy Loehmann, the officer who fatally shot 12-year-old Rice in 2014, will be terminated for providing false information on his job application.

by Morgan Conley
May 30 2017, 7:30pm

The Cleveland police officer who killed Tamir Rice was fired, but not for killing Tamir Rice.

Timothy Loehmann, the officer who fatally shot the 12-year-old boy in 2014 will be terminated for providing false information on his job application and omitting information about an "emotional breakdown" during a state qualification course, the Cleveland Police Department announced Tuesday.

The killing of Rice, who was playing with a toy pellet gun in a Cleveland park helped ignite the Black Lives Matter movement and fueled protests across the country.

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