Protests in Cleveland after Officer Michael Brelo's acquittal

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Protests In Cleveland After Officer Michael Brelo's Acquittal


CLEVELAND– After a nearly hour-long explanation, including reiterating all wounds to Malissa Williams and Timothy Russell, Judge John O'Donnell found Officer Michael Brelo not guilty of voluntary manslaughter in their deaths.

Brelo was also found not guilty of felonious assault in the 2012 deadly police chase and shooting.

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Protests in Cleveland after Officer Michael Brelo's acquittal
The car driven by Timothy Russell is shown Friday, April 10, 2015, in Cleveland. Cleveland police officer Michael Brelo, 31, is being tried on two counts of voluntary manslaughter in the November 2012 deaths of Russell, 43, and Malissa Williams, 30, after a high-speed chase. The defense attorney's , prosecuting attorney and the judge visited the warehouse where the car and two police cruisers involved in the chase are stored. (AP Photo/Aaron Josefczyk, Pool)
Cleveland police officer Michael Brelo listens to opening arguments Monday, April 6, 2015, in Cleveland. Brelo's trial began Monday on two counts of voluntary manslaughter in the deaths of 43-year-old Timothy Russell and 30-year-old Malissa Williams after a high-speed chase. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, Pool)
The front windshield of the car driven by Timothy Russell is shown Friday, April 10, 2015, in Cleveland. Cleveland police officer Michael Brelo, 31, is being tried on two counts of voluntary manslaughter in the November 2012 deaths of Russell, 43, and Malissa Williams, 30, after a high-speed chase. The defense attorney's, prosecuting attorney and the judge visited the warehouse where the car and two police cruisers involved in the chase are stored. (AP Photo/Aaron Josefczyk, Pool)
Cleveland police officer, Michael Brelo, left, listens during his trial Tuesday, April 7, 2015, in Cleveland. Brelo, 31, is being tried on two counts of voluntary manslaughter in the November 2012 deaths of Timothy Russell, 43, and Malissa Williams, 30, after a high-speed chase. (AP Photo/The Plain Dealer,John Kuntz,Pool)
The car that was driven by Timothy Russell, center, rests next to a police car at a warehouse where the car and two police cruisers involved in the chase are stored Friday, April 10, 2015, in Cleveland. Cleveland police officer Michael Brelo, 31, is being tried on two counts of voluntary manslaughter in the November 2012 deaths of Russell, 43, and Malissa Williams, 30, after a high-speed chase. The defense attorney's, prosecuting attorney's and the judge visited the warehouse where the car and two police cruisers involved in the chase are stored. (AP Photo/Aaron Josefczyk, Pool)
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