The Cleveland police officer who shot and killed 12-year-old Tamir Rice in 2014 withdrew his application for a part-time job with the Bellaire, Ohio, police force. Bellaire Council member Dan Brown told The Daily Beast that Loehmann “withdrew his application” but declined to give any additional comment. “As of this afternoon, Timothy Loehmann has withdrawn his application in Bellaire,” Rice's mother, Samaria Rice, said during a Wednesday afternoon news conference. “Hopefully, he will not be hired as a police officer by any other state.” Samaria Rice reportedly learned that Loehmann withdrew his application just 10 minutes before the news conference started. Bellaire police Chief Richard Flanagan reportedly told The Intelligencer he had no reservations about hiring Loehmann, and said he “was cleared of any and all wrongdoing.” Tamir Rice was playing with a pellet gun outside of a recreation center when Loehmann shot him.