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Cleveland to discuss review of deadly police chase

Cleveland to discuss review of deadly police chase

(Cleveland) - We'll learn more this afternoon about the internal review of the deadly Cleveland Police chase last fall that ended with two suspects dead.

Mayor Frank Jackson, Police Chief Michael McGrath and Safety Director Martin Flask will detail the administrative review of the chase that happened November 29.

The review studied the facts of regarding the officers and supervisors who had a role in the pursuit and compared those facts to the policies and procedures governing police pursuits.

Based on this review, Chief McGrath will determine whether any disciplinary actions are warranted.

This review did not focus on the use of deadly force that left Timothy Russell and Malissa Williams dead. That investigation was done by the State Bureau of Criminal Investigation and was turned over to the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor's Office on February 5 to review for possible criminal charges.

The news conference is scheduled for 2:00 PM.

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