Officer involved in deadly police chase hopes to avoid jury trial

Officer involved in deadly police chase hopes to avoid jury trial

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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