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Cleveland Police Officers Fired, Suspended After Deadly 2012 Chase

Six officers were fired Tuesday in connection with a high-speed chase that ended with the deaths of two suspects. Six more officers were suspended.

By Katie Link | January 26, 2016

Six officers from the Cleveland Police Department were fired Tuesday after a 2012 high-speed chase ended in the deaths of two unarmed suspects. (Video via WEWS)

The 20-minute chase on Nov. 29, 2012, involved more than 100 officers. It ended when the two suspects were shot dead. In total, 13 officers fired 137 shots at the vehicle.

According to Newsy's partners at WEWS, only one of the officers tied to the incident faced criminal charges. Michael Brelo was acquitted last May, prompting city-wide protests. He is one of the officers being fired.

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In addition to the six officers dismissed from the police force, six more will reportedly be suspended and one will retire early.

Five Cleveland police supervisors accused of failing to stop the chase now face misdemeanor charges. They are awaiting trial.

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