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 - The Cleveland police chase that ended in the deaths of two people will be the topic of a community forum Thursday evening at Greater Abyssinia Baptist Church.
Cleveland Police Chief Michael McGrath and Safety Director Martin Flask will be there to answer questions.
"It just seems to me there are just a great number, a multiplicity of questions that folks are in need of answers," said Pastor E. T. Caviness.
"People are disturbed about, asking why does it take 137 bullets to kill people. How do you determine when it is proper to proceed with a chase that endangers multitudinous lives?" Caviness said.
Associate Pastor Hilton Smith said there's a lot of anxiety in the community. The community forum is about healing.
The church is located at 1161 E. 105th St. in Cleveland.
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.
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