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Ex-Cleveland officer who killed Tamir Rice backs out of part-time job with Ohio police department

October 10, 2018

Ex-Cleveland officer who killed Tamir Rice backs out of part-time job with Ohio police department

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- The former Cleveland police officer who fatally shot Tamir Rice has backed out of taking a part-time job with an Ohio police department that recently agreed to hire him.

Tamir’s mother, Samaria Rice, announced at a Wednesday news conference that Timothy Loehmann rescinded his application to the Bellaire Police Department.

The president of the union that represents rank-and-file Cleveland police officers also confirmed that Loehmann decided not to take the job.

This is a developing story that will be updated.

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