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 - The Cuyahoga County Prosecutor's office will not ask for a special attorney in the case of two people shot and killed by Cleveland police after a chase.
On Nov. 29, a chase began near the Cuyahoga County Justice Center and last for nearly 25 minutes. It ended behind Heritage Middle School in East Cleveland. That's where Cleveland police officers fired 137 rounds, killing 30-year-old Malissa Williams and 43-year-old Timothy Russell.
While the Cleveland Chapter of the ACLU asked Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine to appoint a special prosecutor, Timothy McGinty's office said they will be handling the investigation.
"Pursuant to the Ohio Revised Code, requests for special prosecutors must be made by a county prosecuting attorney. The Ohio Attorney General's Office must be appointed in order to become involved as a special prosecutor. The Attorney General has no independent authority to appoint a special prosecutor absent a request from a county prosecuting attorney," DeWine's office said in a statement last month.
The Cleveland Police Patrolman Association endorsed prosecutor McGinty when he ran, and was successfully elected, in November.
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.