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Cleveland Mayor Jackson says no 'systemic failure' in police shooting
Says some officers did not follow orders during nearly half-hour pursuit last fall
by WKSU's KABIR BHATIA


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Kabir Bhatia
 
In The Region:
Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson today provided an update into the investigation of a deadly police shooting last November.

Jackson says some officers did not follow orders during the nearly half-hour pursuit that ended with the shooting deaths of Timothy Russell and Malissa Williams in East Cleveland.

And he disagrees with Attorney General Mike DeWine that a “systemic failure” led to the shooting.
Cleveland Mayor Jackson says no 'systemic failure' in police shooting

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“There was a failure.  It was not systemic.  It was a failure on the part of some supervisors and some patrol officers to do what they knew they should have done, and what they were trained to do."

The investigation into the deadly chase has resulted in a firing, demotions and suspensions among the more than one-hundred officers involved.
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