Mayor on Chase: Officers Will be Held Accountable

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CLEVELAND -- The majority of Cleveland police officers involved in the Nov. 29 police chase will face discipline.

Police and union officials say 74 current patrol officers are facing discipline for their involvement in the chase.  An additional employee was a patrol officer at the time of the chase but has since transferred to the Division of Fire.  He still faces discipline.

Out of that number, 19 will have their cases heard in front of the Director of Public Safety.

Those whose cases go to the director face a possible lengthy suspension if found guilty of administrative charges.

***See live blog below for additional updates from the news conference ***

The chase happened in the evening hours of Nov. 29, 2012 after an officer at the Justice Center said someone in the suspect's car fired a shot at him.

The chase ended in East Cleveland when 13 officers fired 137 shots into the suspect's vehicle killing Timothy Russel, 43, and Malissa Williams, 30, inside.

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