EAST CLEVELAND, Ohio (AP) – A trial is under way for two Cleveland police supervisors accused of dereliction of duty during a chase that ended with two unarmed black people being killed in a barrage of police gunfire.
The two supervisors were among nearly 100 police officers involved in the 2012 chase that ended with officers firing 137 shots.READ MORE: Mt. Carmel Baptist Church To Hold COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic
Cleveland later paid the families of the two people killed in the chase a total of $3 million to settle a lawsuit.READ MORE: Optimism On The Horizon As Vaccination Rates Continue, Herd Immunity No Longer A Distant Hope
A lawyer for one of the two supervisors says the trial that began with jury selection on Monday is more about politics than justice.
The two are facing misdemeanor traffic charges related to the chase and were not among the 13 officers who fired shots at the car.MORE NEWS: Man Tasered, Arrested In Pittsburgh's South Side Following SWAT Situation Prompted By Threats Made Towards W. Va. Schools, Businesses
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