Cleveland seeks police policy review after chase

Cleveland has asked the U.S. Justice Department to review the police division's policies after a car chase ended with a barrage of police gunfire and two deaths.
Associated Press
Dec 30, 2012

The city also said Thursday the police chief has a team reviewing recorded communications, vehicle tracking and other information from the November pursuit to determine whether officers followed protocol.

The more than 20-minute chase began when an officer thought he heard a shot near police headquarters. The chase ended with officers firing 137 shots. The driver and passenger from the fleeing car were killed.

No weapon or shells were found in that vehicle.

A criminal investigation and an administrative review of what happened are ongoing.

Police said use of force was justified because the driver rammed a cruiser and nearly hit an officer.

 

Comments

abigbear

HAVE TO SIDE WITH THE POLICE ALL THE WAY

Kimo

One shot per tire. Can't move too fast on four flats. Saves ammo, saves lawsuits......

Dinghy Gal

Q: Why did they fire 137 shots?
A: They must have run out of bullets.

richrs

Kimo,
That is easier said than done.

beepx22

kimonos that's the dumbest thing ever said, and it shows you have no grasp on the mechanics of shooting, or motion. and that you likely watch too many movies