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Protests Break Out After Cleveland Police Officer's Acquittal

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An attempt by the lawyer representing the Cleveland Police Sargent involved in the deadly police shooting to have her case dismissed was denied.  Kevin Spellacy, who is representing Patricia Coleman (the Sargent in the case), argued that there was not enough evidence to have her go on trial.

As reported by

Coleman is on trial for her actions during an infamous pursuit that ended with the “137 shots” shooting in East Cleveland. The veteran officer is charged with dereliction of duty after prosecutors claimed she failed to control her actions and the actions of officers under her command during the 2012 chase that ended with the deaths of Timothy Russell and Malissa Williams.

Spellacy also notes that Coleman was doing her well, and her name was not brought up in other investigations when it came to charges related to the deaths of Timothy Russell and Malissa Williams.

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