Monday, May 25, 2015

Settlement between City of Cleveland and U.S. Justice Dept. over police misconduct reported imminent

The New York Times is reporting that the City of Cleveland has reached a settlement with the U.S. Justice Department of Justice over what federal authorities have found to be a pattern of unconstitutional policing and excessive use of force.

The report comes two days after a local Cleveland judge found Cleveland Patrolman Michael Brelo innocent of all charges, including voluntary manslaughter and felonious assault, for his role in firing 45 bullets at Timothy Russell and Malissa Williams following a high speed chase by more than 10 police officers in November 2012 that resulted in the pair's death after their vehicle was cornered in a middle school parking lot.