Arrests, Peaceful Protests Follow Michael Brelo Acquittal
Police made dozens of arrests following the acquittal of a Cleveland police officer in the shooting deaths of two people in 2012.By Christian Bryant, Evan Thomas | May 24, 2015
Police made dozens of arrests Saturday, following a judge's acquittal of Cleveland police officer Michael Brelo on manslaughter charges.
"The defendant proved by a preponderance of the evidence that he is legally excused of liability for those crimes because he caused the serious physical harm to the victims in a constitutionally reasonable effort," Judge John P. O'Donnell.
Sheriff’s deputies shielded the justice center in Cleveland immediately following the verdict. CNN reports police arrested multiple groups of protesters in the subsequent hours.