Trial starts for supervisors in Ohio police shooting
EAST CLEVELAND, Ohio (AP) — A trial is underway for a Cleveland police supervisor accused of failing to properly manage a chase that ended with two unarmed black people being killed in a barrage of police gunfire.
The supervisor is facing misdemeanor charges related to the 2012 chase that involved 100 police officers and ended with officers firing 137 shots.
The trial for a second supervisor was postponed Monday. Neither was among the officers who fired at the car.
A defense attorney told jurors Monday that the police supervisor shouldn’t be held accountable for other officers who were speeding and running red lights.
Cleveland paid the families of the two people killed $3 million to settle a lawsuit. The only officer charged for firing shots during the chase was acquitted of involuntary manslaughter in 2015.