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The trial against Cleveland Police Officer Michael Brelo starts Monday, April 6 and already a battle is brewing between the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office and the union representing Office Brelo.

Brelo faces two manslaughter charges for his roll in the November 2012 chase and shooting of Malissa Williams and Timothy Russell.

At the end of that chase, 137 shots were fired, killing Williams and Russell.  Brelo fired 49 of those shots.

A new motion filed by Prosecutor Tim McGinty Tuesday is adding fuel to the fire.

In the motion, McGinty claims that the officers who witnessed the shots that Williams and Russell have failed to meet with his office for pre-trail meetings.

McGinty says the Cleveland Police Patrolman’s Association (CPPA) has shown a “continued pattern” to “impede and hinder the investigation and prosecution.”

McGinty is now asking the judge to order the officers to participate in standard pre-trial meetings.



Article Courtesy of WOIO 19 Action News

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