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.
TWINSBURG, Ohio - Funeral services were held Saturday for one of the victims involved in last week's fatal Cleveland Police shooting at Lee and Terrace Road.
Family and friends gathered at the Sanctuary of Praise located at 8788 Hadden Rd in Twinsburg, Ohio, to pay their last respects.
Timothy Russell's body was laid to rest with many unanswered questions surrounding his and Malissa Williams, his 30-year-old passenger's deaths.
Thursday, Nov. 29, downtown Cleveland Police officers believed they heard a gunshot fired from Russell's vehicle and a police chase ensued.
The chase ended at Lee and Terrace Road in East Cleveland with both Russell and Williams shot more than twenty times each.
The fatal police involved shooting remains under investigation by East Cleveland Police Detectives along with the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation.
Malissa Williams' funeral arrangements are unknown at this time.
There were 13 Cleveland police officers involved in the shooting, who fired a total of 137 shots at Russell and Williams.
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.