Deadly Chase Investigation Update Tuesday
CLEVELAND– The FOX 8 I-Team has learned that state agents are almost finished with their investigation of the November 29 Cleveland police chase and police-involved shooting.
Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine will reveal results of the shooting investigation Tuesday.
A press conference will be held at 10 a.m., in Richfield.
Keep it here to FOX 8 and fox8.com for the latest on what comes out of that press conference.
BCI began investigating the shooting shortly after it took place. According to officials, the chase started at the Justice Center in downtown Cleveland after a police officer said he thought someone in the suspect’s vehicle fired a shot at him.
Security video from RTA shows more than 50 cars involved in the chase at certain points.
Timothy Russell and Malissa Williams died after 13 officers fired 137 shots.
Both suspects had drugs in their system at the time of incident, according to Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner reports. The reports were released last month.The reports reveal that Russell, the driver of the vehicle, and his passenger, Williams, both tested positive for cocaine.
Police Union President Jeff Follmer said the officers’ actions are justified, and it is a possibility the two didn’t pull over because they had drugs in their system.
The 13 officers who took part in the shooting remain on restricted duty.