Cleveland cop who fatally shot 12-year-old had poor job performance record

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We're learning more about the police officer who shot a 12-year-old at a park in Cleveland.

Surveillance video shows Tamir Rice being shot by officer Tim Loehmann within two seconds of his patrol car stopping on Nov. 22.

According to London's Daily Mail, Loehmann had a poor job performance record and was forced out of another police department in 2012.

Records show he fell asleep during firearms training, was often seen crying and once left his gun inside an unsecured locker joined the department in Cleveland last March.

Police say Loehmann believed the boy had a real gun. It was actually an airsoft pistol.

For more on this story, check out our Cleveland sister station's coverage here.


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