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AUDIO: Cleveland Police to discipline 12 supervisors

AUDIO: Cleveland Police to discipline 12 supervisors

(Cleveland) - Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson and Police Chief Michael McGrath held a news conference Tuesday to discuss the discipline process with regard to the November chase that left two people dead. 

12 supervisors will be disciplined. They include one captain, one lieutenant and ten sargeants.

 Click here for a list of the supervisors being disciplined

The next step will be to review actions by patrol officers that night.

An internal Cleveland review shows some officers and supervisors broke police departmental policies while participating in a chase that ended with 13 officers firing 137 rounds and killing two unarmed people.

Mayor Frank Jackson says disciplinary action will be up to Chief Michael McGrath.

The review released last Wednesday by city officials says most officers followed departmental rules.

About one-third of the force on duty, or 98 Cleveland officers and 15 supervisors, had a role in the Nov. 29 chase.

It began with a report of gunfire outside police headquarters and ended in a barrage of gunfire that killed 43-year-old driver Timothy Russell and 30-year-old passenger Malissa Williams. Both had cocaine in their systems.

The county prosecutor is conducting a separate grand jury investigation into possible criminal wrongdoing.


(Photo by Colleen O'Neill/WTAM 1100)


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