No Justice. No Trust. Cleveland Police Officer Brelo Acquitted
Hat tip to peni4yothot.
It is Saturday. Who would have thought that a judge would announce a verdict on a weekend?
In April, we reported on the events that led to charges of voluntary manslaughter for Cleveland Police Officer Michael Brelo. Yahtzeebutterfly has been keeping it updated with trial videos and information.
A Cuyahoga County grand jury indicted Cleveland police officer Michael Brelo. Brelo’s trial began on April 6, 2015. He choose a bench trial. Today, Saturday, May 23, 2015, Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Judge John P. O’Donnell acquitted Brelo of all charges.
Brelo will remain on unpaid suspension.
Rather than write more information, I’ve embedded videos below of the Judge announcing the verdict, Cleveland Mayor Jackson and Police Chief Williams, protesters, and a released announcement by the Department of Justice. The verdict has been added to “Documents” that you can find on the right-side border of the blog.
Memorial Day Weekend is right — we remember the victims and seeing results like this over, and over, and over, and …..
Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson and Police Chief Calvin Williams speak after the verdict
Protesters are outside the Justice Center
The Department of Justice was already investigating the use of excessive force in Cleveland