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Twelve Cleveland police supervisors face discipline in deadly chase
Last November's nearly 20-mile police chase ended with two people being shot and killed.

Ozie Ikuenobe

Twelve Cleveland police supervisors are facing disciplinary charges for the massive chase that ended in with two people dead last November.

Police Chief Michael McGrath says 46 supervisors and 276 patrol officers were on duty the night of the shooting. He says the 12 demonstrated a lack of leadership.

The chief says that during the pursuit the supervisors didn’t engage or take control the way they should have.

Mcgrath on the pursuit

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“We’ve identified several violations of our police orders in our manual of rules and regulations. Those violations include: Our mission statement, our values mission statement, standards of conduct and courtesy, vehicle pursuits, emergency driving, automatic vehicle locator, general police order.”

McGrath says the city is committed to keeping the public updated as it determines what happened. He says the process is about being fair, transparent and moving forward to make things better.

After the supervisors’ actions are reviewed, McGrath says the department will move on to the patrol officers’ actions.

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