Official fired over Facebook post on Ohio boy shot by police


    Cleveland EMS Capt. Jamie Marquardt was fired after posting on Facebook that was he glad Tamir Rice was dead. (MGNonline)

    CLEVELAND (AP) -- An emergency medical services supervisor has been fired for a Facebook post saying he was glad a 12-year-old boy fatally shot by Cleveland police, was dead.

    The city of Cleveland has confirmed the termination of Cleveland EMS Capt. Jamie Marquardt on Friday. WJW-TV first reported Marquardt's Facebook post about Tamir Rice last month. A city spokesman in a statement called the post "egregious."

    The post on Marquardt's Facebook page said he wished he'd had the chance to have shot "the little criminal." A follow-up post blamed someone who'd picked his phone for the original post.

    The boy was playing with a pellet gun outside a recreation center when he was shot by a Cleveland police officer in November 2014.

    Marquardt doesn't have a listed telephone number and couldn't be reached.

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