Judge halts transfer of CPD supervisor's case to East Cleveland

Judge halts transfer of CPD supervisor's case to East Cleveland

An appeals court judge has halted the Cuyahoga County prosecutor's attempts to move a case against five Cleveland police supervisors to East Cleveland Municipal Court.

The order temporarily halts East Cleveland prosecutors from continuing the case against the supervisors.

On Wednesday, lawyers for the supervisors involved in the deadly November 2012 police chase filed a Writ of Prohibition with the Court of Appeals in attempts to block the transfer of their case.

On Thursday, the writ was granted and the matter is stayed.

Court officials say no extensions will be granted beyond the deadline.

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

The 22-minute chase began in Cleveland and ended at Heritage Middle School in East Cleveland, where officers fired 137 shots, killing unarmed Timothy Russell and Malissa Williams.

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