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Cleveland Police supervisors offered diversion program after chase, shooting

Cleveland Police supervisors offered diversion program (Source: WOIO) Cleveland Police supervisors offered diversion program (Source: WOIO)

There is word of a possible deal on the table for the five Cleveland Police supervisors who are accused of dereliction of duty after the November 2012 deadly police chase and shooting.

According to the attorney for one of the supervisors, all five are being offered participation in a diversion program, with the requirement that they admit to violating Ohio law.

Attorney Susan Gragel says her client will decline the offer and continue to defend the case.

19 Action News has reached out to the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor's Office for comment. We have not yet received a response.

The five supervisors were on duty the night of November 29, 2012, when officers began chasing a vehicle in downtown Cleveland. That chase stretched for 20 minutes, ending at Heritage Middle School in East Cleveland.

That is where officers fired 137 shots, killing Timothy Russell and Malissa Williams.

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