Cleveland to appeal officer's return to job

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland officials plan to appeal an arbitrator's decision restoring the job of a police supervisor fired for his role in a police car chase that ended in a schoolyard with two unarmed suspects dying in a hail of 137 bullets.

The decision returns Michael Donegan to the rank of parole officer in July and sergeant in 2015, along with back pay since his firing last year

City spokeswoman Maureen Harper said Thursday two supervisors demoted for their roles will be returned to their original ranks in July.

Harper said in a statement the city is unhappy with the decision and believes it is wrong.

Donegan was one of five supervisors charged last month with misdemeanor dereliction of duty for failing to control the November 2012 chase.

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