The Washington Post reports the former Cleveland police officer who fatally shot Tamir Rice in 2014, Timothy Loehmann, is seeking to get his job back and he has help from a police union.
Loehmann, submitted a request to have the Ohio Supreme Court review his termination from the department, making him the second officer following a high-profile police shooting are both wanting to return to the police force.
Loehmann is also getting help from the Cleveland Police Patrolmen’s Association, which represents Cleveland police officers. The union tried to help Loehmann get his job back last month, but a three-panel judge upheld his termination and said the group didn’t file papers on time.
Loehmann from the Cleveland Police Department in 2017 after internal affairs officials said he lied on his job application. According to that investigation, Loehmann said he left another police department for “personal reasons,” but documents show that the original department said Loehmann was unfit to be a police officer due to “an inability to emotionally function,” The Post reported.