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Timothy Loehmann, the police officer who fatally shot 12-year-old Tamir Rice in 2014, was fired by the Cleveland Police Department on Tuesday.

The city announced the news during a press conference. Loehmann’s partner Frank Garmback is suspended for 10-days.

In January, the Cleveland Police Department indicated officers Loehmann, Garmback and William Cunningham, would face departmental charges. Garmbac was driving the patrol car and Cunningham was an off-duty officer near the scene.

Rice was shot and killed by Loehmann while holding a toy gun on November 22, 2014. The 12-year-old was fired upon within seconds of Loehmann’s arrival outside a Cleveland recreational center.

In March, the city of Cleveland suspended 911 dispatcher Constance Hollinger for eight days, while Cunningham was handed a two-day suspension.

SOURCE: The New York Times

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