Timothy Loehmann, the former Cleveland police officer responsible for the 2014 shooting death of Tamir Rice, has filed an appeal with the Ohio Supreme Court to return to duty.
Responding to a call that described a male with a gun, Loehmann shot Rice almost immediately after arriving on the scene. Rice, holding a toy pellet gun, was struck in the abdomen and died the following day.
Loehmann was fired in 2017, not for killing 12-year-old Rice, but for providing false information on his job application.
Attorneys for Loehmann filed the appeal last week. Earlier this year, a state appellate court dismissed an appeal citing a police union’s failure to serve notice on outside attorneys hired by the city.
Mass Shooting in Dayton: 9 Killed, At Least 27 Injured
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Correction - shooting occurred at 1am...not 1:22am https://t.co/j61xlQwLFy— Dayton Police Dept. (@DaytonPolice) August 4, 2019
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#OregonDistrict #update Mayor Whaley: Suspect opened fire in the Oregon District wearing body armor.— Dayton Police Dept. (@DaytonPolice) August 4, 2019
There are 10 people dead including the shooter, 26 others injured.
Officers neutralized the shooter in less than a minute.
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#OregonDistrict #update Mayor Whaley: Number of wounded is 27 who've been treated at local hospitals for various injuries.— Dayton Police Dept. (@DaytonPolice) August 4, 2019
We are working with the blood bank to set up donation opportunities. There will be a vigil tonight at 8pm, location TBA.
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Former Officer Who Fatally Shot Tamir Rice Wants His Job Back was originally published on newstalkcleveland.com