NewsChannel5 Investigators have learned the City of Cleveland has hired an outside law firm to represent the city and 13 officers named in a federal lawsuit filed by the family members of the victims of the deadly Nov. 2012 police chase and shooting.
CLEVELAND - An update to the actions of patrol officers in the November deadly Cleveland police chase is expected to come in August.
Police Chief Michael McGrath has finished a review of the 104 patrol officers involved in the pursuit to determine if any violated internal policies and procedures. The chief and staff will now review violations and prepare charging letters.
Pre-disciplinary hearings can begin after a two to three-week process involving conferences with Chief McGrath or Public Safety Director Marty Flask.
This review is related only to the pursuit and not the use of deadly force, which is being analyzed by the County Prosecutor's Office.
The chief will perform an internal review of use of deadly force once the prosecutor's office results are released.
Timothy Russell and Malissa Williams were killed when officers fired 137 shots at their car.
One year after a high-speed Cleveland police chase, questions remain about how the chase ended with a shootout that left two unarmed people dead.
Family members of the victims of the deadly 2012 Cleveland police chase have filed a lawsuit against the city and several police officers involved.
Cleveland Police Chief Michael McGrath says he foresees a new policy holding supervisors "more accountable" as a result of his review into the Nov. 29, 2012 police chase.
Cleveland Police Chief Michael McGrath announced Tuesday the results of disciplinary hearings for officers involved in the Nov. 29, 2012 deadly chase. 63 patrol officers have been suspended.
Turmoil in the Cleveland Police Department has hurt officer morale, invigorated a mayoral campaign and led to frank discussions about race.
NewsChannel5 investigators learned Cleveland Police Chief Michael McGrath will begin holding disciplinary hearings for officers involved in the Nov. 29 deadly chase Friday.
Disciplinary hearings began on Monday for Cleveland patrol officers facing charges related to the Nov. 29 police chase and shooting.
New details have emerged in the case of two Clevelanders gunned down last year by Cleveland police following a police chase throughout the city.
It was shortly after the Nov. 29 shooting deaths of Timothy Russell and Malissa Williams that East Cleveland Mayor Gary Norton asked something of his law director and prosecutor.