Cleveland fires 1 officer, suspends 2nd in Rice shooting

Cleveland authorities also announced that Frank Garmback, the officer driving the patrol auto at the time Loehmann shot Rice, would be suspended for 10 days for administrative rule violations of his own.

Their discipline stemmed from the November 22, 2014 deadly police-involved shooting of Tamir Rice.

A second officer, who was driving the patrol auto, Frank Garmback, will be suspended for 10 days beginning Wednesday.

"Soon afterward, police drove onto the grass within feet of 12-year-old Tamir".

"Patrol Officer Loehmann had been charged with violations concerning his application process to considered a cadet with the Division of Police: Specifically, answers he had provided on his personal history statement", said Cleveland Director of Public Safety Michael McGrath, whose office runs administrative hearings when police officers are formally charged with non-criminal violations of policy.

Police say Loehmann was sacked for inaccuracies on his job application.

Exhaustive, indeed. As of the time of this posting, Loehmann fired the fatal shot that killed Rice 2 years, 6 months, and 8 days ago. "It makes it even more challenging and more hard in terms of accepting it if it happens at the hands of a police officer".

Samaria Rice said officer Frank Garmback should be fired for pulling up so close to Tamir.

Two officers were disciplined in 2015 for failing to thoroughly check Loehmann's personnel file before he was hired. "We still need accountability".

Earlier this year, the 911 dispatcher who took the call that led to the shooting was suspended for eight days for failing to tell the dispatcher who sent the officers to the rec center that the man who called 911 about "a guy" pointing a gun at people also said it could be a juvenile and the gun might be a "fake".

It's exhausting to read the many stories of police officers who not only go unpunished for their unjustifiable actions, but seemingly rewarded with "leave with pay".

Along with the suspension, Garmback will be required to attend additional tactical training.

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