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Tamir Rice Timothy A. Loehmann

Found unfit in previous police job

Dec 2012

Cleveland police officer Loehmann who shot and killed 12 year old Rice resigned from a previous small-town police job when he was deemed emotionally unstable and unfit for duty, especially in his handling of firearms. Deputy Chief Jim Polak:

I recommended that Loehmann be dismissed. I questioned Loehmann’s ability to follow instructions and to make good decisions in stressful situations. Loehmann showed up for training distracted, weepy and unable to communicate clear thoughts, as a result of which his handgun performance was dismal.