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6 Cleveland Officers Arraigned In Fatal Chase

CLEVELAND (AP) — Six Cleveland police officers are set to be arraigned on charges filed in the November 2102 car chase that ended in a hail of 137 bullets and the death of an unarmed driver and passenger.

The arraignments were scheduled for Friday morning.

Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH’-guh) County prosecutor Tim McGinty says Officer Michael Brelo (BREE’-loh) stood on the hood of the suspect’s car and fired at least 15 shots after the chase had ended. He’s charged with manslaughter.

Five supervisors are charged with dereliction of duty.

Driver Timothy Russell and passenger Malissa Williams were killed.

The killings have been decried as racially motivated — both victims were black — and a federal investigation is under way. The police union has defended the officers’ actions.

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