6 Cleveland cops fired after 137-shot barrage

Posted at 8:39 AM, Jan 27, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-27 08:43:55-05
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Cleveland officials are firing six police officers involved in a 137-shot barrage that killed two unarmed people after a high-speed chase.
It wasn't immediately clear if those fired include Patrolman Michael Brelo, who was acquitted of manslaughter charges in May for firing the last 15 shots in East Cleveland on Nov. 29, 2012.
The police chief and public safety director announced the discipline Tuesday. They say six other officers face suspensions ranging from 21 days to 30 days. Another officer involved has retired.
All the officers had been cited for joining the chase and leaving the city without permission. Many were cited for endangering other officers by creating a crossfire situation.
A message seeking comment was left for the president of Cleveland's largest police union.
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