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Timothy Loehmann biography: 13 things about Tamir Rice’s killer from Parma, Ohio

Timothy Alexander Loehmann

Timothy Alexander Loehmann

Timothy Alexander Loehmann is a white man from Parma, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States. Here are 13 more things about him:

  1. He graduated from Benedictine High School in Cleveland, Cuyahoga County.
  2. On September 10, 2006, he registered to vote in Cuyahoga County as a Republican.
  3. In 2009, he applied for a job in Maple Heights, Ohio but he failed the written examination.
  4. In 2010, he applied for jobs at several police departments but he was not hired.
  5. On July 11, 2012, he was hired by the Independence Police Department (IPD) in Independence, Ohio. He was distracted and weepy during firearms qualification training and he later told a supervisor that he was having issues with a girlfriend, according to IPD deputy chief Jim Polak. On November 29, 2012, Polak wrote in a letter, “He could not follow simple directions, could not communicate clear thoughts nor recollections and his handgun performance was dismal.”
  6. On December 5, 2012, he sent a three-sentence resignation letter to Polak. He cited personal reasons for his departure from the IPD.
  7. When he applied for a job at the Euclid Police Department (EPD) in Euclid, Ohio in 2013, he passed an agility test and scored in the top 25 percent in the civil service test. The EPD subjected him to a background check and passed over his employment application.
  8. He was 24 years old when he joined the Cleveland Police Department (CPD) in Cleveland on March 3, 2014.
  9. On November 22, 2014, the CPD received a report from a 911 caller claiming that someone was pointing a pistol at random outside the Cudell Recreation Center in Cleveland. At around 3:30 p.m., the department dispatched him and his colleague Frank Garmback, who drove the police cruiser, to the site where he saw shot Tamir Rice, an African-American boy born in 2002, picking up a black gun on the table. He shot Rice twice, which led to the death of the latter at the MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland on November 23, 2014.
  10. On December 5, 2014, Rice’s family filed a wrongful death suit against him, Garmback and the city of Cleveland in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio. The lawsuit was settled on April 25, 2016 with the city of Cleveland agreeing to pay the family $6 million.
  11. On May 30, 2017, 57th Cleveland mayor Frank George Jackson announced that he had been fired from the CPD for concealing details about his past employment in his job application.
  12. On October 5, 2018, the Bellaire Police Department (BPD) in Bellaire, Ohio hired him as a part-time police officer at. He withdrew his application to the BPD on October 10, 2018.
  13. On December 29, 2020, the U.S. Department of Justice decided that it would not bring criminal charges against him and Garmback.

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