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.
CLEVELAND - Cleveland City Councilman Jeff Johnson is fired up and wants a special prosecutor to replace Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Tim McGinty in the investigation of the Cleveland police chase.
"He tainted the process by standing up there with (Ohio Attorney General) Mike DeWine yesterday. So now he has to remove himself from that," Johnson said.
"I have lost trust in McGinty," said public safety committee chair Kevin Conwell, who agrees with Johnson on a special prosecutor.
During a news conference on Tuesday at the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation office in Richfield, DeWine along with McGinty spoke to the media. They discussed the investigation into the 13 Cleveland officers who fired 137 rounds, killing Malissa Williams and Timothy Russell on Nov. 29.
Johnson disagreed with making the findings public until the prosecutor had a chance to review the investigation and decide on a grand jury.
Even though McGinty said he would call for a grand jury, Johnson and others said the current prosecutor can't be objective.
"Will a grand jury be able to be seated properly with all this information out?" councilman Brian Cummins said.
Police Chief Michael McGrath said the second phase of the administrative review will begin with the questioning of the second and third district supervisors. Also on Wednesday, the Cleveland Police Patrolmen's Association called for McGrath to resign.
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.
75 Cleveland patrol officers have been found in violation of departmental rules and regulations for their roles in a deadly November chase.