The previous disgraced Cleveland cop who shot and killed 12-year-old Tamir Rice as he performed at a park in 2014– has a brand new gig in legislation enforcement.
Timothy Loehmann was sworn in because the lone police officer in Tioga, Pennsylvania, on Tuesday (July 5,) in response to WETM.”Census data from 2020 reported that the borough has a inhabitants of 720 folks with a 95% white inhabitants. The native information outlet revealed the now-34-year-old man was given the job throughout a borough assembly.
Tioga Metropolis Council President Steve Hazlett shared the surprising information and a photograph of Rice’s killer on his Fb web page, the place he was met with outrage and opposition.
“Timothy Loehmann is your new Tioga police officer,” he wrote.
The submit garnered over 100 feedback in opposition to Loehmann being supplied a job in Tioga to serve and shield its residents.
“You’re that silly? Did you and the remainder of your boro management really look into his background,” Jeff Walker wrote.
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Daniel Hill additionally sounded off as properly. It was a yr in the past at this time that his enchantment to the Ohio Supreme Court docket was denied, quashing any likelihood of him getting his badge again there… Then little Tioga goes and provides him one. He misplaced his first police job after being discovered unstable… His second he misplaced when it was discovered throughout an investigation, after he SHOT AND KILLED A 12-YEAR-OLD CHILD, that he LIED to get the job… And now spherical 3 is in Tioga… This must be stopped earlier than there may be one other incident. ”
Legal professional Katie Enn mentioned it plain, “What’s the purpose of doing this, Steve? To inform black folks that you really want them murdered in your city?”
Tioga Mayor David Wilcox, seemingly making an attempt to distance himself from the controversy, claimed that he had no half in hiring Loehmann. He additionally thought the newly-hired final title was “Lochmann.”
Early Thursday (July 7), he posted a video to Fb with footage from the choice course of, and Wilcox could possibly be heard asking about his title. The footage additionally revealed that hiring Loehmann wasn’t tedious– he merely wanted to cross the bodily examination.
“Please watch this clip to grasp who I assumed Borough Council was hiring. Image of studying oath of workplace was shared by President of Council throughout or simply after the assembly. Why had been we NOT made conscious of the final title change?”
Wilcox additionally vowed that since he made the schedule, Loehmann would, in essence, by no means work, WETM reported.
Since Tamir’s loss of life, the disgraced cop relentlessly tried to get reinstated as a cop in Cleveland, although he was by no means charged along with his homicide. “The Ohio Supreme Court docket shut him down after his attorneys filed an enchantment final July.