CLEVELAND — An arbitrator says the white officer who was fired after fatally shooting a 12-year-old black boy playing with a pellet gun won't get back his job with Cleveland police.
Loehmann challenged his firing in an arbitration process. The police union confirmed Tuesday that Loehmann lost that challenge.
An attorney for the union, Henry Hilow, says it is considering appealing that decision.
Loehmann shot Tamir Rice within seconds of a cruiser skidding to a stop outside a Cleveland recreation center in November 2014.
The boy's mother, Samaria Rice, has said she hopes Loehmann won't work as a police officer again.