Case involving Cleveland police supervisors in deadly chase taken to state Supreme Court
CLEVELAND, Ohio– The Cuyahoga County prosecutor’s office is asking the state Supreme Court to reverse a lower court’s order, and rule that five Cleveland police supervisors should have to face trial in East Cleveland.
The prosecutor’s office filed a brief this week explaining their position. It’s not known when the court will decide if they will hear the case.
Earlier this year, the 8th District Court of Appeals ruled the case needs to be tried in county court, where the supervisors were charged.
The officers were first charged in May 2014 with dereliction of duty in Cuyahoga County.
The charges stemmed from their roles in the November 29, 2012 police chase and shooting that ended in East Cleveland with two suspects being fatally shot.
In 2015, the case was moved to East Cleveland. However, an attorney for one of the defendants appealed the case.