CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – Six Michael Brelo verdict protesters who were arrested in May of 2015 while demonstrating after his acquittal will receive a monetary settlement from the city of Cleveland. Brelo was found ‘not guilty’ of voluntary manslaughter in the November 2012 deaths of Timothy Russell and Malissa Williams. The Cleveland Police officer was on trial for firing 49 rounds […]

CLEVELAND– Fired Cleveland Police Officer Michael Brelo is commenting for the first time since the November 2012 police chase and shooting. Brelo gave a statement exclusively to the FOX 8 I-Team Wednesday, a day after the arbitrator’s ruling was released. “I’m very disappointed with the arbitrator’s ruling. We are looking into an appeal,” Brelo stated. […]

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – Former Cleveland Police Officer Michael Brelo wants his job back, and the Cleveland Police Patrolmen’s Association is working to make that happen next month. Brelo was one of the 13 police officers who fired a total of 137 bullets into a car during the November 2012 police chase that resulted in the […]

CLEVELAND – Fired Cleveland Police Officer Brian Sabolik says he is still in shock that he was let go due to his actions in the November 29, 2012 chase and shooting. “It’s like a bad dream and I keep thinking I am going to wake up and it will be back to normal,” Sabolik told […]

CLEVELAND– The Cleveland police officer acquitted on manslaughter charges in the November 2012 chase and shooting has been fired. Cleveland City Hall said a news conference will be held on Tuesday to announce discipline against police officers for a chase that ended in officers firing 137 shots and killing two suspects. That news conference is set for 1 p.m. […]

ROCKY RIVER, Ohio — A Cleveland police officer acquitted of charges in a deadly 2012 police chase and his twin brother were due in Rocky River Municipal Court Thursday morning. Earlier in June, Cleveland police officer Michael Brelo and his twin brother, Mark J. Brelo, entered a not guilty plea to assault charges through their attorneys. Mark Brelo appeared […]

CLEVELAND – The American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio has filed a lawsuit against the city of Cleveland on behalf of four people arrested at a protest after the Brelo verdict . According to the Associated Press, the protesters claim they were trapped in an ally and weren’t given a chance to leave. They also […]

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – An appeal filed in May by Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Timothy McGinty in the Michael Brelo case has been dimissed. McGinty was asking the court to correct what he calls legal ‘errors’ in the ruling. Prosecutors claim the state did not have to prove the shots fired by Officer Brelo were solely responsible for the deaths […]

In a scathing rebuke of Cleveland’s police practices, the city and U.S. Department of Justice have entered into a court enforceable agreement to halt excessive…

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Just days after a judge acquitted a Cleveland officer in the shooting deaths of two unarmed people when he fired his gun 49 times, the…

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – A report out Monday in the New York Times says the city of Cleveland has reached a settlement with the Justice Department over what federal authorities said was a pattern of unconstitutional policing and excessive use of force. The settlement is expected to be announced sometime this week. News of an […]