Michael Brelo pleads no contest to reduced charge in fight involving brother
ROCKY RIVER, Ohio — Cleveland Police Officer Michael Brelo has pleaded no contest to a reduced charge in a fight involving his brother.
According to court documents, Brelo Monday pleaded no contest to an amended charge of disorderly conduct, which is a 4th degree misdemeanor. No probation was recommended, and he was fined $125.
He was originally charged with assault and previously pleaded not guilty.
Brelo and his twin brother, Mark, reportedly were drinking and got into a physical fight at Michael’s house on May 27. Court documents said both men suffered visible injuries.
Mark was also charged with assault. Court records state that a jury trial is set in his case for Jan. 11.
The fight took place just four days after Michael was acquitted of two charges of manslaughter for his role in the Nov. 29, 2012 chase and shooting. Two suspects, Timothy Russell and Malissa Williams, were killed.