NOT GUILTY: Cleveland Officer #MichaelBrelo Acquitted, Riot Police Armed Outside Courthouse

Screen Shot 2015-05-23 at 10.23.23 AMThe case involved a car chase and multiple officers firing on the suspects in the car. Brelo was targeted by prosecution because he climbed onto the car and shot inside the vehicle at the suspects.

CLEVELAND, Ohio – A judge ruled Saturday morning that Cleveland police officer Michael Brelo is not guilty of two charges of voluntary manslaughter in connection with the Nov. 29, 2012 police chase and shooting that ended in the deaths of two people.

Cuyahoga Common Pleas Judge John P. O’Donnell said that while Brelo did fire lethal shots at Timothy Russell and Malissa Williams, other officers did as well.

O’Donnell also concluded that Brelo was not guilty of the lesser included offense of felonious assault because he was legally justified in his use of deadly force.

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