911 Operator, Constance Hollinger, Who Failed to Say Tamir Rice Had ‘Fake’ Gun, Just Got Suspended

Tamir Rice 911 operator Constance Hollinger

My how time flies, but the community will never forget him.

On Nov. 22, 2014, at around 3:30 p.m., Tamir Rice was killed at Cudell Recreation Center in Cleveland after the local police got a call about a man waving a gun around. Within seconds of arriving at the scene, Tamir was shot and killed.

Now the  911 dispatcher who took a call that led to a white police officer, Tim Loehmann,  fatally shooting the 12-year-old Black child outside a recreation center has been suspended for eight days.

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.

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