It's bad enough that he was let go by one police department and had poor performance reviews. Now we find out Tamir Rice's killer failed an exam to be a deputy sheriff in Cuyahoga County.
Yet they continue to insist that somehow the shooting was justified.
The Cleveland police officer who shot and killed 12-year-old Tamir Rice had previously failed the written exam to be a deputy in the Cuyahoga County Sheriff's Department, according to documents reviewed by the Northeast Ohio Media Group.
Timothy Loehmann took the exam in September 2013 and scored a 46 percent on the cognitive exam administered by the department. The department considers a 70 percent a passing score.
Loehmann did pass the physical exam, but the Cuyahoga County Sheriff's Department did not ultimately accept his application to be a deputy sheriff, according to the Northeast Ohio Media Group.
If being a policeman were simply a question of marksmanship, Loehmann would have had no problem with these applications. But it's not. Judgment and a clear head also counts. Also enough cognitive ability to pass the exam with a better than 70 percent score. This guy should never have been a policeman anywhere.