Update on Cleveland Police Administrative Review of November 29th pursuit

The Cleveland Division of Police, under the direction of Chief Michael McGrath, continue to investigate the facts and circumstances of the November 29, 2012 pursuit that ended in East Cleveland with the use of deadly force by Cleveland Police Officers. Although the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigations, East Cleveland Police and the Cuyahoga County Sheriff’s Office are actively investigating the use of deadly force incident, the Chief of Police and his staff are conducting a thorough Administrative Review to determine if the officers involved were in compliance with well-established policies and training.

This Administrative Review includes all available surveillance video; audio communications between officers, supervisors and the Communications Control Section; duty reports completed by officers and supervisory personnel; Automated Vehicle Locator (AVL) information; and any other information that becomes available during the investigation.

The volume of information being reviewed by the Chief and his staff is substantial. However, the Chief of Police has assured Mayor Jackson and me that the Administrative Review will be timely and thorough, and results of the Administrative Review will be made public immediately upon conclusion.