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Patrolman indicted and 5 Supervisors in 137 shooting

James W. Wade III | 5/30/2014, 6:29 p.m.

A Cuyahoga County Grand Jury has handed up indictments to a Cleveland Police Officer and five supervisors stemming from the deadly high speed chase in November, 2012.

Officer Michael Brelo is charged with two counts of manslaughter in the deaths of Timothy Russell and Malissa Williams.

Russell led Cleveland Police on a high speed chase from downtown Cleveland into East Cleveland where the chase came to an end.

Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Tim McGinty says Officer Brelo fired 49 shots after the chase came to an end. McGinty read a statement with the charges to 5 Supervisors along with Brelo. There were 12 other officers involved in the shooting but nothing were handed down to them.

The supervisors indicted all face charges of dereliction of duty. McGinty says they ignored department policy to conduct chases in a manner that shows 'due regard for the safety of the public'. The Supervisors were the cause of having a lot of police officers involved in a deadly chase that ended with 137 shots being fired killing Russell and Williams.

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