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Officer Brelo Case: Judge denies defense motion to have charges dropped

Officer Brelo questioned after the deadly shooting and chase. (Source: WOIO) Officer Brelo questioned after the deadly shooting and chase. (Source: WOIO)
DOWNTOWN CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - Defense attorneys were unsuccessful once again in asking that the charges against Cleveland Police Officer Michael Brelo be dropped.

Officer Brelo's team renewed their motion for dismissal of manslaughter charges Friday afternoon and Judge John O' Donnell denied the request. 

Brelo is charged in the deaths of Timothy Russell and Malissa Williams at the end of a long police chase in November 2012.

Friday's move comes after the defense rested its case Thursday. One rebuttal witness also testified briefly for the prosecution. 

Judge John O'Donnell will hear closing arguments on Tuesday beginning at 10 a.m. He has said that he will not have a decision before Monday, May 11.

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