CPD supervisors fight transfer to East Cleveland court

CPD supervisors fight transfer to East Cleveland court

Lawyers for five Cleveland Police supervisors involved in the November 2012 deadly police chase and shooting have filed a Writ of Prohibition with the Court of Appeals.

The five are trying to block the transfer of their case to East Cleveland.

Officers Randolph Dailey, Michael Donegan, Patricia Coleman, Jason Edens and Paul Wilson are charged with two counts of dereliction of duty in East Cleveland Municipal Court.

A court date has not been set.

A spokesperson for the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor's Office says the expectation is that Common Pleas Court will transfer the case to East Cleveland. Another option for Common Pleas Court is to hold the case in abeyance essentially until the East Cleveland case plays out. The court could also dismiss without prejudice.

The deadly chase lasted 20 minutes, beginning in Cleveland and 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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