“Loehmann shot the boy dead within two seconds of a police car driven by Garmack arriving to the park and pulling to a stop within feet of the child. In the video, released by Cleveland police a week ago, Loehmann appears to fire his gun as he opens the door to leave the police car.”
Officer Garmack placed his partner in a bad situation by pulling up within a few feet of a possibly armed suspect, creating a very small time window for a proper reaction. Poor training or ignoring their training is what caused this incident. Garmack should have been fired on the spot. Loehmann was unfortunately put in a near no-win position thanks to his partner. His value as an effective officer is now gone and hopefully will no longer be an LEO. These officers should have been several YARDS from this kid, coming from different directions, barking out commands for the kid to follow. Poor or poorly executed training.......I smell a big, fat righteous civil suit a’comin’.