Cop Acquitted Of Killing Two Now Arrested For Assault
Does Michael Brelo feel emboldened? This is like déjà vu. After George Zimmerman’s acquittal for killing Trayvon Martin, he acted invincible, and ended up getting involved with cops and the courts again, and again, and again and …
On May 23, 2015, Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Judge John O’Donnell found Michael Brelo not guilty on two counts of voluntary manslaughter for the deaths of Timothy Russell and Malissa Williams.
Now, Michael Brelo and his brother Mark have been charged for a physical altercation that happened on May 27, 2015. Michael and Mark have been charged with one count of misdemeanor assault. Mark also faces a misdemeanor charge of disorderly conduct.
According to police, Michael and Mark had been drinking at Michael’s house. Michael wanted Mark to leave and they got into a physical fight, with both suffering visual, physical injuries.
Bay Village, Ohio Police Chief Mark Spaetzel said in a news release that the incident was thoroughly investigated and reviewed with the city prosecutor. “Based on the facts, it was determined that assault charges against both were appropriate and warranted.”
The Cleveland Division of Police released the following statement:
“Officer Brelo is still on unpaid leave. The Division of Police is aware of Mr. Brelos current charge and the integrity control section will monitor this pending case.”
Both men voluntarily surrendered to Bay Village police on Wednesday. They were processed and released, with court appearances scheduled for June 10.