A police officer was justified when he shot and killed 36-year-oldKendrick Brown, who pointed a gun at officers and did not put it down when ordered to do so, Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Timothy J. McGinty announced Friday.
Prosecutor McGinty wrote in a letter that Brown “posed a real and immediate threat not only to Sergeant Miller but also to a number of residents in that neighborhood” when the police officer arrived on East 140th Street near Kinsman Avenue at approximately 9:10 a.m. on September 2, 2014.
The letter was given to Cleveland Police Chief Calvin D. Williams Friday.
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