We’ve been following this case because it could become another Baltimore so if you live in or near Cleveland…be aware! The paid protesters will be shipped there via Soros’ money to stir things up. This could be a busy weekend for the Cleveland police so please say a prayer for PEACE!
A white Cleveland police officer who stood on the hood of a car and shot the vehicle’s two unarmed black occupants in Cleveland in 2012 was found not guilty Saturday morning of voluntary manslaughter.
Cuyahoga County Judge John P. O’Donnell, who reached the verdicts after a several-week bench trial, also ruled that Officer Michael Brelo was not guilty of two lesser-included counts of felonious assault.
A judge has reached a verdict in the 2012 case of a Cleveland police officer charged with voluntary manslaughter for allegedly standing on the hood of a car and firing into the windshield, killing the vehicle’s two unarmed occupants.
The killings of Timothy Russell and Malissa Williams, both African-American, were among several police incidents prompting outrage in Cleveland in the past few years, and was one of the cases highlighted by a 2014 Department of Justice report that found that Cleveland police had a pattern of using excessive force.
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What led to the deaths of Russell and Williams, prosecutors said, was a chase that began when a car driven by Russell backfired — a noise that officers thought was caused by gunshots.
More than 60 police cars pursued the vehicle for 20 miles, sometime hitting speeds more than 100 mph.
When the chase ended in a middle school parking lot, about a dozen officers fired 137 shots at Williams’ car, Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Timothy McGlinty said. Each was struck more than 20 times, according to the U.S. Justice Department.
Of the 137 shots, according to prosecutors, the only ones that weren’t legally justified were the final 15, allegedly fired by Brelo, who is white.
Read more: cnn