Reverend Al Sharpton visits Cleveland to speak

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CLEVELAND - Members of the National Action Network Cleveland Chapter and other community members were outside WZAK studios Friday to welcome Rev. Al Sharpton.‎

The Rev. Sharpton was in Cleveland Friday to speak at the Olivet Institutional Baptist Church. He stopped at the station to do is nationally syndicated talk show.

He said he was upset with the judge's verdict in Cleveland Police Officer Michael Brelo's trial.

Brelo was acquitted last week of two counts of manslaughter for his role in the November 29 2012 police chase and shooting that claimed the lives of two suspects, Timothy Russell and Malissa Williams.
Rev. Sharpton also said he doesn't understand why some believe he is here to cause problems and ‎ he ‎praised demonstrators in Cleveland for keeping protests peaceful.‎

Rev. Sharpton said he spoke to Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson yesterday by phone and is hoping that reforms will soon be made in the Cleveland police department.

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