Samaria Rice pleased with Loehmann withdrawal

(Cleveland) - Timothy Loehmann is no longer a part time member of the Bellaire, Ohio police force. His application has been withdrawn. 

The former Cleveland police officer who shot and killed 12-year-old Tamir Rice, was offered a position on the force of rural southeast Ohio town.  

Tamir's mother Samaria Rice announced today that she and her attorney called Bellaire Police Chief Richard Flanagan, after hearing of the hiring, but credits public outcry for ending Loehmann's employment. 

She confirmed her attorney was informed that Lohehmann had receded his application. 

Loehmann shot and killed Tamir in November 2014 when he responded to a report of a boy carrying a gun, which turned out to be an airsoft pistol. He was cleared by a grand jury for the shooting.  

The Cleveland Police Department fired Loehmann for omitting information on his employment application.

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