LIVE BLOG: Officials Address Deadly Force Used in Police Chase
CLEVELAND — A list of the 13 police officers involved in the deadly police chase and shooting was released Monday afternoon. Two suspects died.
It was announced that the Bureau of Criminal Investigation will be the lead investigator in the case. Officials say they will investigate Thursday’s deadly police chase in a “thorough and timely manner.”
Anyone who saw something that might assist in the investigation should call BCI at 855-BCI-OHIO.
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Community raises concerns about race, lag time in investigation at use of deadly force forum.
The Cuyahoga County Coroner’s Office says Timothy Russell was shot 23 times during a deadly police chase.
According to the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s Office, Malissa Williams was shot 24 times in the head, neck, trunk and left arm by police officers.
A local councilman wants money put aside for cameras to be installed inside police cruisers in light of last week’s deadly police chase.
The family of one of the suspects in the deadly police chase talks to Fox 8 I-Team reporter, Jack Shea. They say this case raises a lot of questions.
Police release the names of the 13 police officers, involved in a deadly police chase and shooting investigation.
Dozens of people gathering at a police protest, in response to the deadly police chase.
Dashcam video is just released, of the moments during a deadly police chase.
The NAACP has released a statement regarding the deadly police chase. Read the statement below.
Sheriff: too early to take questions
Sheriff: the BCI will be the lead agency. There are many interviews to be conducted. We will investigate in a thorough and timely manner.. this will be handled fairly and objectively
East Cleveland Police Ralph Spotts: we will be seeking help from the sheriff’s department as well as BCI, in this situation. It’s very early in the investigation..we want to assure everyone we will all be working together to do what’s right
Mayor Frank Jackson speaks at Monday’s news conference.
McGrath: We usually wait 48 hours to release police officers’ names. East Cleveland will have to release names.
McGrath: Investigation will make some determination on why the gentleman (suspect) wouldn’t stop during the chase.
McGrath: Haven’t been able to determine if it was or wasn’t shot fired.
McGrath on the reported shot fired outside Justice Center: People inside JC heard loud noise heard shot, security guard did as well. It initiated incident.
Jackson: There may be mitigating circumstances that may come out during the investigation.
Jackson: Every day that there’s a report of someone getting killed, it bothers me.
McGrath: We need to be very transparent relative to this investigation.
McGrath: 12 of 13 officers Caucasian, 1 Hispanic.
McGrath: We have to answer important questions about pursuit.
McGrath: 13 officers will be back at work tomorrow, placed in “wellness” program. They’ll stay there for about 6 months, maybe longer.
McGrath: These are two very, very sensitive investigations.
McGrath: 13 Officers have not been interviewed yet. Will be at discretion of East Cleveland Police Department.
McGrath: We’ll be piloting personal body cameras on our officers.
Jackson: Police audio tapes released no later than Tuesday morning.
Chief McGrath: Either officers were or they weren’t in compliance with our policies.
Police Chief Michael McGrath: We’re continuing to look at chase route to see if we can locate evidence thrown from vehicle.
Jackson on investigation: We will do what it is we need to do.
Jackson: I’m asking entire community to have patience and continue to work with us to build stronger connections between residents and police officers.
Jackson: We’ll keep community informed. We’re prepared to help community and police officers involved in this incident to help them deal with aftermath.
Jackson: Investigation could take year.
Mayor Jackson lists concerns: Supervision of pursuit, how long pursuit lasted, number of officers involved, number of officers involved in final incident, whether different tactic could have been used.