Prosecutor undecided on 137-gunshot case against supervisors

2017-04-14 16:40
In this 2012 forensics photo bullet trajectories are marked on the car in which the men died. (Office of the Ohio Attorney General, AP File)

In this 2012 forensics photo bullet trajectories are marked on the car in which the men died. (Office of the Ohio Attorney General, AP File)

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Cleveland - A prosecutor says he hasn't decided whether to pursue charges against five Cleveland police supervisors accused of failing to control a high-speed chase that ended with two black people killed in a 137-shot barrage of police gunfire.

The Ohio Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that a judge in East Cleveland, where the 2012 chase ended, can preside over the officers' dereliction of duty charges. Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Michael O'Malley says he's reviewing that ruling.

The supervisors originally were charged in county court. O'Malley's predecessor filed identical charges in East Cleveland in 2015 after a county judge set to hear the case acquitted a patrolman of voluntary manslaughter in the shooting.

Attorneys for the supervisors appealed the venue change.


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