CLEVELAND — A court of appeals has ruled that the trial of five Cleveland police supervisors should not be moved to East Cleveland, said defense attorney Henry Hilow.
Lawyers for all five Cleveland police supervisors charged with dereliction of duty fought the move of their trial from Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court to East Cleveland Municipal Court.
The lawyers argued that, if the case were to be moved, it should have been done within two weeks of the supervisors’ indictments last year, according to Ohio law.
The supervisors were due to appear in court Friday morning in East Cleveland.
They filed an appeal Wednesday to keep the trial in Cleveland, according to Hilow.
The lawyers accuse Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Tim McGinty of “vindictive prosecutorial tactics” in attempting to deny them legal rights and to needlessly make race an issue in the case.
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