Exclusive: first public comments from Michael Brelo as jury trial set for assault case

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ROCKY RIVER, Ohio -- A jury trial date has been set for a suspended Cleveland police officer and his twin brother who both face misdemeanor assault charges.   Fox 8's Peggy Gallek  got the first public comments from Michael Brelo before and after his court appearance Tuesday.

A trial was scheduled for Dec. 14 for both Michael and Mark Brelo.

The assault charges stem from a fight that happened inside the officer's Bay Village home in May.

The two were charged in June.

Michael Brelo was acquitted in May of two counts of manslaughter for his role in a November 29, 2012, police chase  and deadly shooting. Two suspects , Timothy Russell and Malissa Williams, died after being shot numerous times.

Police said 13 officers fired 137 shots.

Michael Brelo has been since suspended since May 2014.

Disciplinary hearing for Brelo and the other 12 officers are ongoing.

Dan Williams, a spokesman for the City of Cleveland, said Brelo's hearing is set for Oct. 30.

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