By Briasia Russ
According to Insider, the Ohio Supreme Court denied to hear an appeal over the termination of former officer Timothy Loehmann after he shot and killed Tamir Rice.
12-year-old Tamir Rice was shot as he was playing with a pellet gun. As a result of his death, police brutality protests occurred, and the family was offered a $6 million settlement by the City of Cleveland.
As reported by city officials, Loehmann’s termination from the Cleveland Police Department was a result of misinformation on his job application, and not for the killing of Rice.
In honor of the sixth anniversary of her son’s death, his mother Samaria Rice dedicated the Afro-Centric Cultural Center to him.
As reported by Insider, Samaria Rice told Clevland.com in a statement that she is glad Loehmann “will never have a badge and gun in Cleveland again.”
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