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The Cleveland Police Department dispatcher who sent officers to investigate the Cudell Recreation Center the day 12-year-old Tamir Rice was fatally shot resigned from the department in July, according to records that were released last week, Cleveland.com reports

Beth Mandl reportedly handed in a two-sentence resignation letter on July 16 after not showing up for work since April 3.

"I have enjoyed working here and I will miss you all," the letter read. 

Mandl reportedly submitted the letter after the department gave her an ultimatum to either provide a "satisfactory explanation" for not showing up for work or be considered resigned. 

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The former dispatcher said that her job was stressful and spoke about quitting before she disappeared. She was not paid during her absence, Cleveland.com notes. 

Mandl had been under increased scrutiny from Tamir's family and civil rights leaders after the November 2014 dispatch that ended so horribly. A man had called 911 claiming that a male, possibly a child, was waving around a gun that was "probably fake."

That crucial information was reportedly never relayed to officers, who showed up at the recreation center and shot the young boy within seconds of arriving. 

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Mandl, who had also been a dispatcher with the Case Western Reserve University Police Department, was fired from that job in 2008. Around that time she was also arrested and charged for bringing a gun to a bar, Cleveland.com notes.

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