Officer who shot Tamir Rice useless in Cleveland resigns from new police job in West Virginia | EUROtoday

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Timothy Loehmann, the previous Cleveland police officer who fatally shot Black 12-year-old Tamir Rice in 2014, kicking off nationwide protests, resigned from a small city West Virginia police division, in keeping with native officers.

“As of July 1, 2024, Timothy Loehmann has resigned his position and is no longer an employee,” in keeping with an announcement to NBC News from White Sulpher Springs mayor Kathy Glover, including that she wouldn’t remark additional on a personnel matter.

The Independent has contacted Loehmann for remark.

City Council member Thomas Taylor instructed Cleveland.com the choice was “due to the public outcry” across the hiring of Loehmann, who shot the youth outdoors of a rec middle in 2014 inside seconds of arriving on the scene, pondering the boy’s toy gun was an actual one.

Activists, together with the top of Black Lives Matter Cleveland, had known as consideration to Loehmann’s hiring in current days on social media.

Loehmann, who was not charged in state or federal courtroom with any crimes, has beforehand resigned from positions in Ohio in 2018 and Pennsylvania underneath related circumstances.

People display sigs at Cudell Commons Park in Cleveland, Ohio, November 24, 2014 during a rally for Tamir Rice, a 12-year-old boy shot by police on November 23
People show sigs at Cudell Commons Park in Cleveland, Ohio, November 24, 2014 throughout a rally for Tamir Rice, a 12-year-old boy shot by police on November 23 (AFP by way of Getty Images)

White Sulphur Springs police Chief D.S. Teubert instructed native media that he met Loehmann by means of buddies from his time within the navy and that he spent a yr researching the officer’s background earlier than the hiring determination was made.

“Just as a person, I looked at the whole situation,” Teubert mentioned. “I did a background check. I researched everything. It’s just a sad situation. Does any police officer in the world stand a chance when they’re involved in a shooting? Do they deserve to never work again as a police officer, or is it just this shooting?”

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/timothy-loehmann-police-tamir-rice-b2572254.html