CPPA Wants To Resume Appeal of Loehmann's Firing

(Cleveland) - The Cleveland Police Patrolman's Association, which represents rank and file officers in the Cleveland Division of Police, is asking the Ohio Supreme Court to allow the union to continue its challenge of the firing of former officer Timothy Loehmann, who killed 12-year-old Tamir Rice.

A state appeals court ruled in March that the union did not properly give paperwork regarding its case to City of Cleveland attorneys. The union says, however, that it did serve the city with its notice to appeal.

Loehmann was fired from the Division of Police, not for killing Rice, but for lying on his job application. His partner, Officer Frank Garmback, was suspended. Neither Loehmann or Garmback were charged with a crime in the shooting death of the boy outside the Cudell Recreation Center at Detroit Avenue and West Boulevard.

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