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2:13 am
Sat July 25, 2015

Judge's Ruling Allows For Trial Of White Cleveland Police Supervisors In East Cleveland

Cuayhoga County Judge John O’Donnell
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A Cuyahoga County judge has dismissed misdemeanor charges against five white Cleveland police supervisors for failing to control a chase that ended with two unarmed African-Americans being killed in a 137-shot barrage of police gunfire.

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6:54 am
Fri July 24, 2015

National Tour Protests Police Use Of Force

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Activists and family members of those killed by police are launching a national tour asking Americans to choose a side in the debate over police violence.

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10:12 pm
Mon July 13, 2015

Four In Cleveland Sue For Wrongful Arrest In Protest

Officer Michael Brelo was acquitted in the deaths of Timothy Russell and Malissa Williams
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Four people arrested during a protest following the acquittal of a Cleveland police officer have sued the city and police department in federal court, claiming they were trapped in an alley and weren't given a chance to leave.  

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10:32 am
Fri July 10, 2015

Court Blocks East Cleveland Trial Of Cleveland Police Supervisors

Timothy Russell and Malissa Williams were killed by Cleveland police in November 2012
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An Ohio appeals court has stopped authorities in the predominantly black suburb of East Cleveland from prosecuting five white Cleveland police supervisors for failing to stop a chase that ended with the shooting deaths of two unarmed African-American suspects in November 2012.

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6:39 am
Thu May 28, 2015

Cleveland Police Union Head Blasts Consent Decree

Steve Loomis
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The head of the Cleveland police union says the consent decree the city signed with the U.S. Justice Department is impractical and dangerous.

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9:34 am
Wed May 27, 2015

Hopes And Expectations Surround Police Reform Agreement

Mayor Frank Jackson (center) flanked by U.S. Attorney for Northeast Ohio Steve Dettelbach (left) and Vanita Gupta of the DOJ’s Civil Rights Division (right).
Brian Bull

Cleveland leaders and federal officials jointly presented a 105-page document yesterday that they say will reform the city's police department. 

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7:16 am
Tue May 26, 2015

Cleveland Reaches Settlement With Feds Over Police Practices

Protesters wait to be charged in weekend clashes with police following the acquittal of Cleveland police officer Michael Brelo
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A senior federal law enforcement official says the city of Cleveland has reached a settlement with the U.S. Justice Department over its report showing police engage in a pattern or practice of using excessive force and violating the civil rights of citizens. 

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2:24 am
Sun May 24, 2015

Cleveland Police Hit The Streets Following Brelo Verdict

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Cleveland Police in riot gear made numerous arrests as protesters took to the streets Saturday after a judge found a white police officer not guilty in the deaths of two unarmed black suspects killed in a barrage of police gunfire.

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6:55 am
Thu May 21, 2015

Black Lawmakers Call For Calm, Changes Ahead Of Brelo Verdict

Officer Michael Brelo
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A group of African-American state lawmakers wants changes in criminal justice laws.

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6:35 am
Fri May 1, 2015

Community Relations Board Member Reprimanded For Social Media Postings

Blaine Griffin
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Cleveland Community Relations Board chair Blaine Griffin has been reprimanded and has issued an apology for several social media postings that referenced other sites of tension between police and the public and invited comments on whether the city should "be burned down."

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6:35 am
Fri January 30, 2015

Cleveland Responds To Officer Lawsuit Over Fatal 2012 Shooting

Timothy Russell (L) and Malissa Williams
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The city of Cleveland has denied allegations of discrimination in a federal lawsuit by officers involved in a 2012 shooting that killed two unarmed African-Americans.

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6:40 am
Fri January 23, 2015

Trial Date Set For Cleveland Cop Charged In November 2012 Shooting

Officer Michael Brelo appears in court
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Trial is scheduled April 6 for a Cleveland police officer accused of firing the final rounds of a 137-shot barrage that killed two unarmed African-Americans inside a car in November 2012.

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5:00 pm
Thu January 15, 2015

Cleveland Police Union Head Resisting Calls For Body Cameras

Steve Loomis
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In the wake of several high-profile citizen deaths involving Cleveland Police, the city wants to equip its officers with body cameras.

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6:27 am
Tue December 2, 2014

Cleveland Cops Sue City Over Fatal 2012 Officer-Involved Shooting

Timothy Russell (L) and Malissa Williams
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Nine Cleveland police officers involved in the fatal 2012 police shooting that killed two unarmed African-Americans are suing the city, alleging the police department engaged in racial discrimination.

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5:57 pm
Wed July 16, 2014

Cleveland Settles Lawsuit With Families Of Two Killed In Police Chase

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The city of Cleveland has settled a federal lawsuit filed by the estates of two unarmed people killed in a hail of 137 gunshots fired by police after a chase.

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12:21 pm
Fri June 20, 2014

Cleveland Cop Charged In 2012 Fatal Shootings Wants Gag Order Issued

The Cleveland police officer charged with voluntary manslaughter for his role in a deadly chase and shootout wants a judge to issue a gag order on information about his case.

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12:27 pm
Fri June 13, 2014

Cleveland Cops Plead Not Guilty In Fatal 2012 Chase

Michael Brelo
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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.

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6:26 am
Fri June 13, 2014

Arbitrator Orders Reinstatement Of Fired Cop Involved In Fatal Chase

Cleveland city officials plan to appeal an arbitrator's decision restoring the job of a police supervisor fired for his role in a November 2012 chase that ended with two unarmed African-American suspects dying in a hail of 137 bullets.

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12:28 pm
Thu March 6, 2014

New Policy For Cleveland Police Sparked By Fatal Chase

Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson says he welcomes a Justice Department investigation into alleged excessive use of force by police.

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7:24 am
Thu February 20, 2014

Cleveland Cops Involved In Fatal Chase Facing Criminal Charges

Prosecutors say charges are pending against the Cleveland police officers involved in a chase and deadly shooting in November 2012.

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