Cleveland settles suit over fatal police shootings

CLEVELAND (AP) — The city of Cleveland has settled a federal lawsuit filed by the estates of two unarmed people killed in a hail of 137 gunshots fired by police after a chase in November 2012.

An order filed Wednesday and signed by a federal judge does not specify the terms of the settlement between the city and the estates of Timothy Russell and Malissa Williams.

The 43-year-old Russell and the 30-year-old Williams were killed by police after a 20-mile pursuit that involved 62 police cruisers and more than 100 officers. It ended in the parking lot of a middle school in East Cleveland.

Six police officers have been indicted. A patrol officer is charged with voluntary manslaughter, and five supervisors face misdemeanor counts of dereliction of duty. All have pleaded not guilty.

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