Killer Of­fi­cer won't get back job

Swazi Observer - - NEWS -

CLEVE­LAND - An ar­bi­tra­tor says the white of­fi­cer who was fired after fa­tally shoot­ing a 12-year-old black boy play­ing with a pel­let gun won't get back his job with Cleve­land po­lice. Tim­o­thy Loehmann was cleared in the shoot­ing of Tamir Rice but was fired in May 2017 for fail­ing to dis­close to Cleve­land that he'd been pre­vi­ously forced out by an­other depart­ment. Loehmann chal­lenged his fir­ing in an ar­bi­tra­tion process. The po­lice union con­firmed on Tues­day that Loehmann lost that chal­lenge.An at­tor­ney for the union, Henry Hilow, says it is con­sid­er­ing ap­peal­ing that de­ci­sion. Loehmann shot Tamir Rice within sec­onds of a cruiser skid­ding to a stop out­side a Cleve­land recre­ation cen­ter in Novem­ber 2014. AP

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