Cuyahoga County

Cleveland police chase and shooting grand jury: Patrolman and 5 supervisors are indicted

5/30/2014

Cleveland -- A Cuyahoga County grand jury Friday indicted six Cleveland police officers for their roles in a 2012 police chase and shooting that left two people dead and carved deep schisms into the community.

The grand jury charged Patrolman Michael Brelo with two counts of voluntary manslaughter, a first-degree felony. The panel also accused five supervisors of dereliction of duty: sergeants Randolph Dailey, Patricia Coleman, Jason Edens, Michael Donegan and Lt. Paul Wilson, Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Timothy McGinty said.

Brelo has been suspended without pay, while four supervisors have been placed on restricted duty. Donegan was fired last year.

Brelo fired 49 shots at a 1979 Chevrolet Malibu. He fired his Glock handgun more than any of the 13 officers who unloaded 137 shots at the car, after a 23-minute chase that began at the Justice Center in Cleveland and ended in an East Cleveland middle school.

Timothy Russell, 43, and Malissa Williams, 30, were killed Nov. 29, 2012. They did not have a weapon on them at the time of the shooting.

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