Mother of 12 year-old Tamir Rice to address the hiring of officer who killed her son

Mother of 12 year-old Tamir Rice to address the hiring of officer who killed her son
Tamir Rice was shot and killed by police on Nov. 22, 2014. (Source: WOIO)

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - Samaria Rice, the mother of 12 year-old Tamir Rice, is expected to hold a news conference Wednesday at 4 p.m. regarding the hiring of the former Cleveland police officer who shot and killed her son on Nov. 22, 2014.

Former Cleveland cop Timothy Loehmann has been hired by the Bellaire, Ohio police department.

Rice was shot within 2 seconds of police arriving on scene.

Loehmann and fellow officer Frank Garmback were both disciplined following the deadly police shooting. Neither were fired for the incident.

Cleveland 19 will be covering the news conference live at 4 p.m. and will have a live follow-up report at 5 p.m.

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