Cleveland police chief proud overall of how city behaved during Cavaliers victory celebrations

Posted at 8:17 AM, Jun 20, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-20 12:22:12-04

There were several crime incidents reported overnight when Cleveland celebrated the Cavaliers clinching the NBA championship, but the city's police chief Calvin Williams said overall he was proud of how Clevelanders conducted themselves.

The city was flooded with a stream of people celebrating in the streets, dancing on cars, partying in parking garages, climbing on signs and getting on top of a fire truck and bus — as a palpable wave of excitement coursed through Cleveland. But few injuries were reported.
After the party, streets emptied out, trash was left behind and a quiet settled in.
Incidents police reported overnight included a hit and skip involving a police officer who was treated for a leg injury with nothing broken; as well as three shootings, where one man was shot in the ankle and two men were shot in the leg.