When Tamir Rice was killed within seconds of a police cruiser pulling up to investigate in response to a 911 call, the blame shuffle began. Nearly two-and-a-half years after his state-sanctioned murder for a fake gun in an open carry state, disciplinary action has been taken, sort of.
Police Chief Calvin Williams found in a disciplinary letter dated March 10 that Constance Hollinger violated protocol the day of the shooting of Tamir Rice, who had been playing with a pellet gun.
The dispatcher will be suspended for 8 days, AP reports:
The city’s internal disciplinary charges accused Hollinger of failing to tell the dispatcher who sent the officers to the rec center that the man who called 911 about “a guy” pointing a gun at people also said it could be a juvenile and the gun might be a “fake.”
Meanwhile, the police officers who killed the 12-year-old child, Timothy Loehmann and Frank Garmback, continue to hold their jobs as Cleveland police officers. Because justice.