By Jenn Jacques
Cleveland Police announced Tuesday that Timothy Loehmann, the police officer who fatally shot 12-year-old Tamir Rice, has been fired effective immediately.
“This has been tough on our entire community, and definitely on the Rice family,” Cleveland Police Chief Calvin Williams said during a news conference Tuesday.
“When this happened in 2014, I made the comment that this is, of course, a tragedy, but it’s even more tragic that it happened at the hands of a Cleveland police officer.”
Bob Owens previously covered the “indisputable” fact that Tamir Rice was drawing his gun when he was fatally shot by Officer Loehmann:
Conservatively, Loehmann had at least three seconds to made his decision to fire. How long do officers typically have to make the life-or-decision decision to employ deadly force? Roughly 21-hundredths of a second. The average reaction time of officers is 1.5 seconds. Loehmann had plenty of time to make his decision and based on the evidence he had of an unknown hooded figure drawing a gun as his vehicle stopped mere feet away, his decision was clearly the correct one, even of the outcome turned out to be a tragedy.
The irony of this case is that Timothy Loehmann …Read the Rest
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