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 - Three off-duty Cleveland police officers were at a strip club early Friday morning when dispatch received a report of shots fired.
Officers were called to East 13th Street and Rockwell Avenue just before 3 a.m. Sgt. Sammy Morris said their investigation found that no shots were fired inside the Crazy Horse, but they cannot confirm if shots were fired outside.
Morris said one man was arrested for disorderly conduct intoxication.
Cleveland.com reported that one of the officers at the Crazy Horse who Detective Christopher Ereg, who was involved in the deadly chase and shooting in November.
A federal lawsuit from October accused Ereg and others of dragging a woman to a patrol car and then handcuffed her so tightly that she was left with nerve damage, which required surgery.
Morris said the Cleveland Division of Police Integrity Control Section is investigating the incident.
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.