Cleveland police officer who killed Tamir Rice fired after rules violations

Loehmann quickly exited the squad auto and, within three seconds, shot at Rice.

The decision came after what Mayor Frank Jackson called an "exhaustive process" of investigation.

After that, Williams ordered a committee to determine if the officers violated department rules.

"As satisfying as it is that he was terminated, he was never brought up on charges for killing Tamir Rice", Rice family lawyer Earl Ward toldThe New York Daily News.

Officer Timothy Loehmann was sacked not for shooting Rice but for lying on his job application about his disciplinary record at a previous police department, according to the termination documents.

Loomis said they had been prepared in anticipation of disciplinary action against the two officers.

"Patrol Officer Timothy Loehmann was found guilty of providing false information on his application for patrol officer, personal history statement", the police said in a disciplinary letter.

On that fateful day in 2014, the officers responded to a call about Rice playing with a pellet gun near a recreation center.

Before joining the Cleveland police force, Loehmann had worked for the police department in Independence, Ohio, where supervisors recommended his termination citing instances of insubordination, lying, and an "inability to emotionally function".

The Cuyahoga County Prosecutor chose not to pursue criminal charges against Loehmann and Garmback.

The investigation was extensive and involved many agencies, Williams said.

"Shame on the city of Cleveland for taking so long to deal with the situation", said Samaria Rice.

"We are in fear the other shoe is going to drop due to additional accountability failures by the City of Cleveland". The Cleveland police department is basically REFUSING to say Hey, you shot an innocent kid, and that's fucked up, so you're fired and can't be a police officer anymore.

In March, a Cleveland police dispatcher was suspended for eight days for failing to warn officers that a 911 caller had described the scene at the playground as probably a child with a fake gun.

Garmback could be back on patrol after his suspension, if Williams permits it. Cleveland police spokeswoman Jennifer Ciaccia said he would first have to go through a reintegration program.

The city of Cleveland settled a wrongful death lawsuit previous year with the Rice family for $6 million.