Chief finishes review of patrol officers involved in deadly Cleveland police chase

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.

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