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Not guilty verdict reached in the '137 shots fired' case

Posted at 6:14 PM, Jul 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-19 22:53:35-04

EAST CLEVELAND, Ohio — An East Cleveland jury found a Cleveland police officer who was on trial for dereliction of duty not guilty.

Patricia Coleman was on trial for her actions during an infamous pursuit that ended with the “137 shots” shooting in East Cleveland. The veteran officer faced charges of dereliction of duty after prosecutors claimed she failed to control the actions of officers under her command during the 2012 chase that ended with the deaths of Timothy Russell and Malissa Williams, who were unarmed.

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