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Officer involved in deadly police chase hopes to avoid jury trial

Officer Brelo hopes to avoid jury trial (Source: WOIO) Officer Brelo hopes to avoid jury trial (Source: WOIO)
One of the Cleveland police officers involved in the 2012 deadly chase and shooting wants the judge to hear the case instead of a jury.

Monday in court, prosecutors filed a motion to stop that from happening.

Officer Michael Brelo was charged with manslaughter in the shooting deaths of Timothy Russell and Malissa Williams in November of 2012.

A total of 137 shots were fired at Russell and Williams, 49 of them by Officer Brelo.

Brelo wants to skip a trial by jury. He has pleaded not guilty in the case.

The judge is expected to make a decision by the end of the week.

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