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Discipline Announced For Police Officials In November Chase And Shooting

Cleveland police say one supervisor was fired, two were demoted and nine were suspended for their roles in a chase last November in which 12 white officers and one latino officer fired 137 shots, killing two unarmed African-Americans. Police Chief Michael McGrath says supervisors failed to take control of the chase. The Cuayhoga County Prosecutor is conducting a separate grand jury investigation into possible criminal wrongdoing. The police union says the shootings were justified because the driver tried to ram an officer. Driver Timothy Russell and his passenger, Malissa Williams, were killed.

Jim has been with WCBE since 1996. Before that he worked as a reporter at another Columbus radio station, and for three newspapers in Southwest Florida.