CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) –
2:20 p.m. “It was very difficult it was very difficult for all of us” says Dir. McGrath but says officers had to comply with rules and regulations.
“Even though we know there will be grievances filed and we’ll have to deal with appeals, I felt we did what was fair,” said CLE Mayor Frank Jackson.
“At some point after the suspensions these officers could be back on the streets,” said Chief Calvin Williams.
2:06 p.m. The recommendations are from the chief’s office and I, Public Safety Dir. Michael McGrath, either sustained or dismissed.
The recommendations are that 6 officers be terminated, 6 were disciplined, 1 retired.
1:59 p.m. “We just spent nine minutes trying to explain each individual officers actions” in reality everything happened within 10 seconds.
1:48 p.m. Initial shooting at windshield of suspect car causes the “initial volley” of gunshots. One officer said he believed the gunshots started when the suspect’s car hit the police officer’s car.
A video reconstruction of the events are being played. Many officers thought they were at a water treatment plant. They did not know they were at Heritage Middle School.
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