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Tamir Rice shooting: Cleveland police officer Loehmann fired

Tamir Rice shooting: Cleveland police officer Loehmann fired

Protesters demonstrate in support of Tamir Rice in Cleveland in 2015. Tamir Rice shooting: Cleveland police officer Loehmann fired

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A white police officer who fatally shot a 12-year-old black boy in Cleveland, Ohio, in November 2014 has been fired for lying on his cadet application.

Timothy Loehmann opened fire on Tamir Rice as he played with a pellet gun, sparking widespread protests.

City officials announced Mr Loehmann's sacking and a 10-day suspension for his partner at the scene, Frank Garmback.

The penalties come more than a year after a grand jury declined to indict them in the boy's death.

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