Disciplinary actions for 13 Cleveland police officers involved in a deadly 2012 chase were announced Tuesday afternoon.
Six officers, including Michael Brelo, were fired. The six remaining officers will be disciplined. One officer has already retired.
The officers were involved in the November 2012 chase that ended in a hail of bullets. Officers fired 137 shots, killing the two suspects, Timothy Russell and Malissa Williams. Neither suspect was armed.
Brelo was among the 13 officers. He was the only officer tried separately. He was acquitted of manslaughter last May. via WKYC
One #Cleveland police sergeant was fired, two other supervisors were demoted, and nine were disciplined for their roles in a22-mile police chase and fatal shooting of Malissa Williams and Timothy Russell on Nov. 29, 2012 authorities said today. More coverage at cleveland.com. #cle #clepolice #blacklivesmatter #10seconds
Mayor Frank Jackson and other city officials will announce those firings, as well as the administrative disciplinary actions against 7 other officers who fired shots in a deadly 2012 police chase.
Thirteen Cleveland police officers fired a total of 137 shots during a high-speed car chase on Nov. 29, 2012.
Two unarmed black people—Timothy Russell and Malissa Williams—were killed in a shooting in the parking lot of Heritage Middle School in East Cleveland. [Read on – HERE].
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