Cleveland Police Administrative Review of November 29th Pursuit to be Presented Today

Cleveland Police Administrative Review of November 29th Pursuit to be Presented Today

• Focuses Solely on officer compliance with policides and procedures for pursuit
• Provides Police Chief with the information necessary to determine whether disciplinary charges related to the pursuit are merited
• Does not include potential policy violations related to the use of deadly force because there is an open criminal investigation

CLEVELAND – Today at 2 p.m., Mayor Frank G. Jackson will join Safety Director Martin L. Flask, Police Chief Michael McGrath and Police Special Investigations Commander James Chura for a presentation detailing the administrative review of the November 29, 2012 police pursuit. The review studied the facts regarding the officers and supervisors who had a role in the pursuit and compared those facts to the policies and procedures governing police pursuits. Based on this review, the Chief will determine whether any disciplinary actions are warranted.

This review did not focus on the use of deadly force that occurred at the end of the pursuit. The criminal investigation regarding the use of deadly force was conducted by the State Bureau of Criminal Investigation and turned over by the state Attorney General to the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office on February 5, 2013. That investigation is under review by the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor.