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Community members held a rally in support of the Cleveland Police Department as 13 officers remain on administrative leave, involved in the investigation of the November 29th deadly chase and shooting.

Somewhere near 50 people attended the “Community Peace & Prayer Rally for Peace Officers in our Community,” which began at 5 p.m. on Sunday at the Cleveland Police Department’s Second District headquarters on Fulton Road.

Pastor Angel Arroyo Jr., who is director of .COM Ministry and host of the rally, said no police officers or union officials were directly invited, but were welcomed as the community showed their support.

“We want them to know that we support them for sacrificing their lives so we can feel safe. This event that happened November 2012 is tragic and has brought great pressure and separation on our city officials,” Arroyo Jr. said. “But we want them to know the citizens support them and want them to continue to go out daily without hesitation of doing their job to keep us safe.”

Signs held in the air and loud applauses from words said on a bull horn, it was the first time a group outside of the police union, publicly rallied in support of the department.  The rallying comes after Tuesday’s investigation findings and Friday, when Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine released even more information on the case including several surveillance videos and an animation recreating the final scenes of November’s chase.

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