Officials reassure community after police shooting

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland's mayor has assured community members that they will be kept informed on the investigation into last week's police shooting that left two people dead in a hail of 137 shots fired by officers.

The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer ( reports that Mayor Frank Jackson spoke at a meeting in a church basement Thursday night that became heated at times as community members accused officers of murder.

More than 100 people attended. Police Chief Michael McGrath told them it could take up to six weeks for an administrative investigation to be completed.

Police said 43-year-old Timothy Russell and 30-year-old Malissa Williams were killed Nov. 29 after Russell led officers on a 25-minute chase. Police said use of force was justified because Russell rammed a cruiser and nearly hit an officer.


Information from: The Plain Dealer,

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