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Cleveland police chief will unveil changes in pursuit policy tomorrow
City policy has been under review since massive chase and shooting in November 2012

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M.L. Schultze
In The Region:

Cleveland’s police chief will announce changes in the city’s vehicle-pursuit policy during a press conference tomorrow. 

The announcement comes about 15 months after a massive chase in which more than a hundred patrolmen, supervisors and dispatchers played a role. It ended with 137 shots being fired at and killing Timothy Russell and Malissa Williams, neither of whom was armed.

The city disciplined dozens of officers -- including firing one supervisor -- for their actions during the chase, and Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine called it a “systemic failure.”

A Cuyahoga grand jury is considering criminal charges tied to the shooting. The officers said they feared for their lives.



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