Cleveland officers face charges in Tamir Rice case

The City of Cleveland announced Friday that internal administrative disciplinary charges will be filed against three police officers involved in the death of 12-year-old Tamir Rice.

As reported WKYC-TV, Rice was shot and killed by police officers outside a city recreation center in November 2014.

Officers Timothy Loehmann, Frank Garmback and William Cunningham II all face administrative charges.

Loehmann and Garmback responded to the call of someone holding a gun and waving it around outside the recreation center. As the police cruiser arrived, Loehmann got out of the cruiser and shot Rice. It was later discovered that Rice had an airsoft pellet gun, not an actual gun.

Cunningham was identified by the city as a Cleveland police officer who was on secondary employment at the recreation center at the time of the shooting.

The city said Garmback did not use proper tactics when he operated the zone car outside the recreation center and failed to tell the police dispatcher that he and Loehmann had arrived at the recreation center.

Cunningham is scheduled for a pre-disciplinary hearing later this month.