A police officer was justified when he shot and killed 36-year-old
, who pointed a gun at officers and did not put it down when ordered to do so, Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Timothy J. McGinty announced Friday.
Prosecutor McGinty wrote in a letter that Brown “posed a real and immediate threat not only to Sergeant Miller but also to a number of residents in that neighborhood” when the police officer arrived on East 140th Street near Kinsman Avenue at approximately 9:10 a.m. on September 2, 2014.
The letter was given to Cleveland Police Chief Calvin D. Williams Friday.
It also read the threat of death was real and that Sergeant Brian Miller became the target of Mr. Brown and his gun as he pulled up to help.
Sergeant Miller has been on administrative leave since the morning of the shooting.