CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – A high-speed chase that reached 100-plus miles per hour came to a crashing halt in Cleveland on March 22. The pursuit began on I-77 north near Wallings Road when Imani Edwards refused to pull over for Ohio trooper, who suspected the window tint on her SUV was too dark. Newburgh Heights […]

  CLEVELAND – One year after a high-speed Cleveland police chase, questions remain about how the chase ended with a shootout that left two unarmed people dead. On November 29, 2012, Timothy Russell, 43, and Malissa Williams, 30, were killed after leading Cleveland police on a 23 minute chase. State investigators found 13 Cleveland police […]

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – There have been a number of protests in wake of the deadly Cleveland police chase and shooting. Now, Reporter Ed Gallek has learned of a rally for the police. Community organizers are planning an event for this Sunday, February 10, from 5-6 p.m. in front of Cleveland’s Second District Headquarters on Fulton just off of I-71. Organizers […]

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – They call themselves The Task Force for Community Mobilization and they are not satisfied with Attorney General Mike DeWine’s investigation and they’re not afraid to say this was race related. The task force met Thursday night and they want the U.S. Department of Justice to step in, calling this a civil […]

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – 19 Action News has gotten reaction from the top to the Cleveland Police Union’s call for the chief to resign. Mayor Frank Jackson told Reporter Ed Gallek “I am not firing the chief, not firing the chief.” Gallek encountered Mayor Jackson at City Hall. The mayor told Gallek on Thursday that […]

CLEVELAND – The Cleveland Police Patrolmen’s Association asked for the resignation of Cleveland Chief of Police Michael McGrath during a news conference on Wednesday. The association called the conference to issue its stance on Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine’s investigation on the chase-turned-deadly shooting. DeWine called the events a “systemic failure” in the Cleveland Division […]

CLEVELAND – Cleveland’s police chief denies conclusions in the Ohio attorney general’s report that found “systemic failures” within the police department contributed to a Nov. 29 chase turned fatal shooting. “Our two month investigation reveals that we are dealing with a systematic failure in the Cleveland Police Department. Command staff failed, communications failed, the system […]

CLEVELAND – Cleveland Police Chief Mike McGrath and Mayor Frank Jackson were unable to answer most of the questions reporters asked following the Ohio Attorney General’s Office investigation into the fatal night of Nov. 29. McGrath was asked why 59 of the 62 officers involved in the incident didn’t get supervisor permission to be part […]

CLEVELAND – The outcome of the Cleveland police chase turned deadly shooting investigation will be revealed at a Tuesday morning news conference. The news conference is set to begin at 10 a.m. at Richfield BCI where officials will disclose the results of the investigation into the Nov. 29 chase turned fatal shooting that left two […]

CLEVELAND – The city of Cleveland said Tuesday the scope of the internal investigation into a deadly police chase that ended with two suspects shot dead includes more information than first thought, requiring more time than first thought. The city held a news conference Tuesday morning to give a status update on the administrative aspect […]

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – The Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner has now released the autopsy reports on the man and woman killed in a police chase and shooting last November. 30-year-old Malissa Williams was shot 24 times. She was shot in the head, neck, trunk and left arm. 43-year-old Timothy Russell was shot 23 times. He was […]

CLEVELAND – Cleveland’s police chief spoke to council members on their public safety committee on a range of issues. He began by letting them know what the BCI, East Cleveland and Cuyahoga County Sheriff’s Office is looking at while investigating the use of deadly force. Chief Mike McGrath said components of the investigation include measuring […]