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Court Blocks East Cleveland Trial Of Cleveland Police Supervisors

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. The East Cleveland prosecutor last week filed misdemeanor dereliction-of-duty charges against the supervisors that were identical to charges filed in Cuayhoga County Common Pleas Court in May 2014. The trial in that court is scheduled to begin July 27.

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.
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