CLEVELAND — A grand jury in Cleveland has indicted 6 police officers involved in a chase that ended with the death of two unarmed suspects after a barrage of 137 shots
Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Tim McGinty said today that patrol officer Michael Brelo was charged with two counts of manslaughter in the deaths of the victims after the November 2012 chase that crossed the city and involved more than 100 officers
McGinty says Brelo fired at least 15 shots after the car was fully stopped and escape was not possible.
McGinty said his office did not recommend charges against the other 12 officers who fired shots.
McGinty also says five supervisors were charged with two misdemeanor counts each of dereliction of duty for failing to control the chase.
Guidelines: Please keep your comments smart and civil. Don't attack other readers personally, and keep your language decent. Comments that violate these standards, or our privacy statement or visitor's agreement, are subject to being removed and commenters are subject to being banned. To post comments, you must be a registered user on toledoblade.com. To find out more, please visit the FAQ.