Cleveland Cops Plead Not Guilty In Fatal 2012 Chase

Jun 13, 2014

Michael Brelo

Six Cleveland police officers charged in the November 2012 chase that ended with 137 gunshots and the deaths of two unarmed African-Americans pleaded not guilty today.

Officer Michael Brelo faces the most serious charges, two counts of manslaughter in the deaths of driver Timothy Russell and passenger Malissa Williams. Brelo is accused of jumping on the hood of Russell's car and firing at least 15 shots that Cuyahoga County prosecutor Tim McGinty has described as fatal. Five supervisors are charged with misdemeanor dereliction of duty for failing to control the chase.