Timothy Loehmann, Cop Who Shot Tamir Rice, Deemed Unfit For Policing 2 Years Ago
Cleveland PD had better have their liability insurance paid up, as they will get hammered on this one."He could not follow simple directions, could not communicate clear thoughts nor recollections, and his handgun performance was dismal," the memo, available in full at Cleveland.com, states.
According to the report, Loehmann became “distracted and weepy,” in part because of an issue with a girlfriend and uncertainty about his future. Polak criticized Loehmann for being “not mature enough in his accepting of responsibility or his understanding in the severity of his loss of control on the range,” and concluded the report with recommending that Loehmann be “released” from his position.
The memo also cites several previous issues, including Loehmann removing a bulletproof vest at the wrong time because he felt too warm.
Very curious to see what decision their local GJ comes back with in this case.