CLEVELAND - More than a dozen Cleveland Police officers have been called to testify in front of a Cuyahoga County Grand Jury on Wednesday morning regarding a double-fatal police chase.
On November 29, 2012, Cleveland Police engaged in a massive police chase starting in downtown Cleveland and ending in East Cleveland with police firing off 137 bullets fatally killing Williams, 30, and Russell, 43.
There were 104 Cleveland Police officers involved in the incident that ended outside of East Cleveland’s Heritage Middle School located at 14410 Terrace Road.
Family members filed civil lawsuits against the City of Cleveland and Cleveland Police in November 2013.
During Cleveland’s investigation into the incident, the Cleveland police department’s Critical Incident Review Committee concluded that of the 277 police officers working the night of the chase, there were 104 somehow involved with the incident.
Of the 104 officers involved, 74 faced disciplinary charges as recommended by the CIRC. Of the 74 officers, 64 were found guilty. There were 12 supervisors who also faced discipline.