Timothy Russell

The supervisors were originally charged in 2015 with dereliction-of-duty.   Three Cleveland police supervisors charged for their alleged involvement in the infamous “137 shots” case from November of 2012 all had their cases dismissed Wednesday afternoon. Michael Donegan, Jason Edens and Paul Wilson were originally charged in 2015 with dereliction-of-duty for their apparent roles in […]

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – Nearly five years after a deadly police chase and shooting led to the deaths of two unarmed people, the city reinstated five of the six officers that were fired as a result of the investigation. The city of Cleveland released the following statement and confirms that the following five police officers were […]

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. […]

DOWNTOWN CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – Michael Brelo will remained fired, but five other Cleveland police officers involved in the 137-shots chase are getting their jobs back. Timothy Russell and Malissa Williams died in that 2012 police chase. A member of the Cleveland Clergy Alliance has described the chase as such: “Two unarmed citizens were shot down […]

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. […]

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – BLOG: 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 […]

CLEVELAND – Thirteen Cleveland police officers who fired a total of 137 shots during a high-speed car chase ending in the deaths of two unarmed black people could lose their jobs. The City of Cleveland announced Thursday that Michael McGrath, the Director of Public Safety, found cause to bring about administrative charges against each of the […]

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 […]

EAST CLEVELAND, Ohio – Dereliction of duty charges against five Cleveland Police Department officers have been moved to East Cleveland Municipal Court, the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor announced Thursday. The officers were involved in a November 2012 chase and shooting that left two unarmed civilians dead in East Cleveland. READ: Trial for supervisors involved in 2012 police […]

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 […]