Former Cleveland Police Officer Timothy Loehmann has withdrawn his application from the Bellaire Police Department, according to Police Chief Dick Flanagan.

Loehmann was formerly a Cleveland Police officer involved in the fatal shooting of 12-year-old Tamir Rice in 2014. The Cuyahoga County Grand Jury decided not to file charges against him.

The Bellaire Police Department received back-lash from the community after accepting the application of a former Cleveland officer.

Flanagan said he was never officially sworn in and was still in the training process.

While Loehmann will head back to Cleveland to deal with a legal battle, the chief believes his withdrawing is more personal and supports the decision.

The chief also adds he is now looking for another officer to fill this spot.