Officers Called to Testify in Deadly Chase

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CLEVELAND, Ohio — The Cuyahoga Grand Jury began hearing testimony Tuesday morning in connection with the Nov. 29 police chase and shooting.

About six police officers were called to testify. None of the officers appearing Tuesday were involved with the shooting.

The grand jury will meet again Thursday.

Jeff Follmer, police union president, said officers are cooperating fully and will respect the process.

Follmer said he is not sure how long the grand jury process will take.

It will be up to the grand jury to determine if any officers should face criminal charges.

The chase started after an officer at the Justice Center thought someone in the suspects’ car fired a shot at him.

More than 100 officers took part in the chase that ended in East Cleveland, when 13 officers fired 137 shots killing the suspects, Timothy Russell and Malissa Williams.

Family members of both suspects have hired attorneys.

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