Want to read more? Subscribe Now or Sign In
Hide ( X )
  • THE CRIME REPORT - Your Complete Criminal Justice Resource

  • Investigative News Network
  • Welcome to the Crime Report. Today is

Crime and Justice News

ACLU Seeks Special Prosecutor In Case of 137 Shots Filed by Cleveland Officers

December 14, 2012 05:48:00 am

The American Civil Liberties Union is asking Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine to appoint a special prosecutor handle the investigation into a Cleveland police chase and shooting that left two suspects dead, reports the Cleveland Plain Dealer. The group also is asking that local law enforcement involved in the pursuit in any way be removed from the investigation.

DeWine said his office is investigating the case but has no authority to appoint a special prosecutor in this case. The shooting Nov. 29 came at the end of a 25-minute police chase that zigzagged through Cleveland and ended in a middle school parking lot in East Cleveland. Officers fired 137 shots at the car that was fleeing from them. Officers believed they were being shot at and, at one point, they reported that the car had rammed a police car. Officials have said that the two victims may have been unarmed as no gun or shell casings were found in the car.

« Article List
No Comments yet

TCR at a Glance

Caging Kids ‘Like Animals’

July 29, 2014

Civil rights groups ask DOJ to investigate San Diego County youth facilities after probe of pepper spray abuses

Merging Family and Drug Courts

new & notable July 25, 2014

London's court for parents who abuse drugs and alcohol uses specially-trained judges and multi-disciplinary teams, according to a report ...

Five Things About Deterrence

new & notable July 24, 2014

A National Institute of Justice flyer argues that the certainty of punishment, rather than severity, deters crime