CLEVELAND – A judge has granted Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Tim McGinty‘s request to dismiss an indictment in Common Pleas Court against five Cleveland Police supervisors in connection with a 2012 chase that ended in two civilian deaths.
The East Cleveland prosecuting attorney filed charges against the officers in June, which the officers appealed on the grounds that they duplicate the charges already filed in Common Pleas.
Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Tim McGinty has pushed for the misdemeanor charges to be dismissed in Common Pleas so that they may be heard in East Cleveland Municipal Court, but the officers have argued for the case to be heard in Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court.
The supervisors—Randolph Dailey, Michael Donegan, Patricia Coleman, Jason Edens and Paul Wilson—face misdemeanor charges of dereliction of duty, and the Associated Press reported they were offered deals by the East Cleveland Prosecutor, but turned them down.
Timothy Russell, 43, and Malissa Williams, 30, led Cleveland Police on a 23-minute high-speed chase from downtown Cleveland to East Cleveland the evening of Nov. 29, 2012.
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