CLEVELAND (AP) – The dispatcher who sent Cleveland police to a recreation center where an officer fatally shot a 12-year-old boy who was holding a pellet gun has resigned.
The Northeast Ohio Media Group reports that records released this week show the dispatcher who sent police to the center where Tamir Rice was killed in November 2014 resigned in July after not showing up for work since April. A two-sentence resignation letter said the dispatcher had enjoyed working there and would miss everyone.
The dispatcher came under fire from the boy’s family and civil rights leaders after the dispatch that sent police to the center. A police union official had said officers weren’t told that a 911 caller said the gun might be fake or that the person might be a child.
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