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Police dispatcher, call taker revealed in Tamir Rice shooting case

Tamir Rice was shot and killed by police on Nov. 22, 2014. (Source: Family) Tamir Rice was shot and killed by police on Nov. 22, 2014. (Source: Family)
City releases personnel records for dispatcher. (Source: WOIO) City releases personnel records for dispatcher. (Source: WOIO)
There are new developments in the investigation of the Tamir Rice shooting, the 12-year-old shot and killed by a Cleveland police officer on Nov. 22, 2014.

On Wednesday morning, City Council released personnel records of Beth Mandl, the dispatcher involved in relaying the information to officers. 

You may recall the dispatcher never told officers responding to the 911 call that Tamir Rice may have been a juvenile and the gun may have been a fake.What's also important to note, according to the chief's office, Mandl never spoke to the 911 caller. The call taker, Constance Hollinger, took the call and it was transferred to Mandl through a computer screen. That information was then passed along to officers. 

Hollinger's personnel file reveals she had a letter of re-instruction given to her on call taking procedures in February 2014. 

Mandl, a four-year veteran, generally received high marks in reviews, but once faced discipline for abuse of sick time. She worked at Case Western Reserve University before being hired with the city. Records show Mandl wrote she had been terminated as a dispatcher at Case.

According to records, during the same month Mandl was fired, she was charged for carrying a concealed weapon. Records show the CCW case was sent to a grand jury, but no county charges ever came from it.

The records were released after a public records request. 

According to the Cleveland Police Department, Officer Timothy Loehmann shot and killed Tamir after they said he would not comply to three verbal commands and reached for his weapon in his waistband. The juvenile had an airsoft pellet gun that looked like an actual pistol. 

The Rice family filed a federal lawsuit on Dec. 5, 2014. 

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