Cleveland fires 1 officer, suspends 2nd in Rice shooting

FILE- This Dec. 8, 2014 file photo shows a person holding up a sign for justice for Tamir Rice during a news conference in Cleveland. Steve Loomis, president of the Cleveland Police Patrolmen's Association, said Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2015, that officers have been testifying before a grand jury about the fatal shooting by a white officer of Rice, a 12-year-old black boy carrying a pellet gun last November. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)

CLEVELAND (AP) — The city of Cleveland has fired one police officer and suspended a second involved in the shooting of 12-year-old Tamir Rice.

Police Chief Calvin Williams announced the discipline Tuesday against officers Timothy Loehmann and Frank Garmback related to the shooting of the boy at a recreation center in November 2014 as he held a pellet gun.

Williams said Loehmann, who shot Rice, has been fired. Frank Garmback, who was driving the cruiser that skidded to a stop near the boy, has been suspended for 10 days.

Loehmann was fired for inaccurate details on his job application, not for the Rice shooting. Garmback was suspended for violating a tactical rule involving his approach to the gazebo where the boy was shot.

A message was left with the police union about the discipline.

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