CLEVELAND - Friday morning six Cleveland police officers pleaded not guilty at their arraignment to charges related to a deadly shooting in November 2012.
Five of the officers had bond set at $1000. Patrol Officer Michael Brelo's bond was set at $10,000. He was indicted on two counts of voluntary manslaughter.
Patrol Officer Michael Brelo declined to comment on his way into court. He is accused of 2 counts of voluntary manslaughter. #5onyourside— Sarah Buduson (@SarahBuduson) June 13, 2014
Thursday, an arbitrator ruled three officers who lost their positions with the Cleveland Police Department related to the Nov. 29 2012 chase and shooting will regain their positions with the force
Timothy Russell and Malissa Williams led police on a 23-minute high speed chase that started in downtown Cleveland and ended with a shootout in the parking lot of Heritage Middle School on 14410 Terrace Road.
Both Russell and Williams were killed when 13 officers fired 137 bullets into Russell's car. No gun was found in the vehicle.
The victims' families have filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the city alleging police used "gratuitous and excessive force."
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