CLE Police Union president vows to get Ofc. Tim Loehmann's job back

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - The Cleveland Police Patrolman Association plans to fight discipline handed down this week in the Tamir Rice case.

Officer Timothy Loehmann has been fired, and Officer Frank Garmback has been suspended.

CPPA President Steve Loomis said he will get Loehmann's job back, and claimed the disciplinary actions were political.

"There's no doubt in my mind that we are going to get Loehmann his job back, and a bunch of days back for Garmback," Loomis said.

Tuesday morning, city officials and the Cleveland Police Department announced that Loehmann would be fired immediately and Garmback will serve a 10-day suspension.

The pair were both involved in the fatal Nov. 22, 2014 shooting of Tamir Rice.

Loehmann, who shot and killed the 12-year-old, was fired Tuesday for inaccuracies on his job application.

Garmback, who drove the patrol car on that Nov. 2014 call, was suspended in the case for violating a tactical rule.

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