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.