Cleveland officer who fatally shot Tamir Rice fired: city officials

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Posted: May 30, 2017 1:10 PM

(Reuters) - An Ohio police officer who fatally shot a black 12-year-old in 2014 was fired on Tuesday following an internal investigation more than two years after the incident, city officials said.

Timothy Loehmann, a rookie officer with the Cleveland Division of Police Officer, shot Tamir Rice, who was playing with a toy gun that fired pellets on a playground. It was one of a string of killings that fueled protests against the use of deadly force by U.S. police, particularly against minorities.

(Reporting by Timothy Mclaughlin in Chicago; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)