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Timothy Loehmann was NOT indicted for the shooting of 12-year-old Tamir Rice; however, he was fired from the Cleveland Department for lying about his job history as an officer. This former officer now has a new job at another police department.
Timothy shot Tamir after he received a 911 call about a “guy with a gun,” has been hired as a part-time offer by the village of Bellaire, in southeastern Ohio, according to West Virginia’s The Intelligencer. According to Huff Post, ” Bellaire Police Chief Richard “Dick” Flanagan said he believes that Loehmann, who was a trainee at the time of the shooting, deserves a second chance.”
This is not the first time Bellaire’s department hired a police officer who has done wrong. Recently they also hired Eric Smith, a suspended police chief from Bethesda, Ohio, who is currently under investigation by the Ohio attorney general’s office for allegedly misusing a statewide computer system.
The attorney who represented Tamir’s family, Subodh Chandra stated on Twitter, she is disbelief and that Loehmann “doesn’t belong on any police force anywhere.”
Written By: Fantasia Harvey