Cleveland.com reported this week that Beth Mandl, the dispatcher who sent Cleveland police officers to the Cudell Recreation Center where 12-year-old Tamir Rice was fatally shot, resigned in July of this year after she stopped showing up for work back in April.
Mandl reportedly handed in a short resignation letter on July 16 that simply stated “I have enjoyed working here and will miss you all.”
The former dispatcher submitted the letter after the department gave her an ultimatum to either provide a “satisfactory explanation” for not showing up for work or resign. She was not paid during her absence, according to Cleveland.com.
Mandl played a key role in the death of Tamir Rice. When a man called 911 claiming that a male, possibly a child was waving around a gun that was “probably fake” she did not relay that information to officers. Once officers showed up at the recreation center, Rice was shot within seconds.
Mandl was a dispatcher before with the Case Western Reserved University Police Department and was fired in 2008. Around the same time she was arrested and charged for bringing a gun to a bar.