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Noon headlines, Jan. 29, 2013: Cleveland police shootings, Prade, PUCO
Cleveland police probe expands, Akron police captain freed, PUCO and ALEC, Cuyahoga justice center

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M.L. Schultze
In The Region:
  • Cleveland police shooting investigation expands
  • Former Akron police captain is to be freed
  • The cost of Cuyahoga's juvenile justice grows
  • PUCO chief's ties to ALEC
  • Cleveland police shooting investigation expands
    The investigation of the mass pursuit and shooting deaths of two people by Cleveland police officers now involves 115 officers, supervisors and dispatchers, as well as local, state and federal investigators.

    Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson announced today that’s why the internal investigation of the shootings will take longer than anticipated. The city had hoped to wrap up its administrative review by this week.

    The state Bureau of Criminal Investigation is handling the criminal investigation. But Police Chief Michael McGrath expects both it and the U.S. Justice Department will have input into what changes the city needs to make systemwide.

    McGrath: A look at policies
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    The city estimates more than 50 cars joined the pursuit of Timothy Russell and Malissa Williams on Nov. 29, after an officer reported hearing a gunshot coming from their car. There’s no evidence that either Russell or Williams had a gun. Both were killed when police opened fire on a dead-end street in East Cleveland.

    Former Akron police captain is to be freed
    The long saga of former Akron Police Capt. Douglas Prade may be over.   Summit County Common Pleas Court Judge Judith Hunter has ordered the release of Prade, who has been in prison serving a life sentence after he was convicted of shooting his wife, Dr.  Margo Prade, in her van in 1997.

    Prosecutors found no witnesses but used bite marks on the victim’s arm to link her husband.  Four years ago, Douglas Prade declaring him innocent.

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    The Summit County prosecutor at the time was Maureen O’Connor, now an Ohio Supreme Court justice.  Today’s prosecutor, Shari Bevan Walsh, had asked Judge Hunter to keep Prade in prison until an appeal is resolved.  She argues that the DNA evidence is inconclusive and that other evidence connects Prade to the murder.

    Cost of Cuyahoga's juvenile justice grows
    Cuyahoga County taking another look at  how much it is spending to operate itss new juvenile justice center. According to the Plain Dealer, the county had projected the costs of heating, cleaning and securing the building would run about  $6 million. But now that’s up to $8.4 million. That’s about one fifth of the cost to operate nearly 50 county buildings. The county maintains, though, that the oridinal estimate was too low.

    PUCO chief's ties to ALEC
    The head of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio, who opposed a planned American Electric Power solar farm and used his Twitter page to question global warming, has ties to a group behind model legislation that would repeal states' renewable energy requirements.

    Republican Todd Snitchler chairs the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio, which is helping implement Ohio's renewable requirements.

    He was a keynote speaker at the American Legislative Exchange Council's April 2011 spring meeting. The event was held the month after Gov. John Kasich appointed the former Stark County lawmaker to the PUCO.

    A PUCO spokeswoman said Snitchler discussed telecommunications, broadband, energy and environmental issues.

    An Associated Press review of public documents finds Snitchler attended meetings of the exchange council regularly from 2009 through 2011, up to nearly a year after leaving the Legislature.

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