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.


Mark and Michael Brelo Mugshots

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.

Posted on 06/03/2015, in Cases, Mallissa Williams, Timothy Russell and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 13 Comments.

  1. Linda Andersen

    Xena, there seems to be a “hex” on anyone involved in the Zimmerman case, doesn’t there?!


  2. Wow, so after he jumped on a car’s hood & while looking into their eyes, he shoots several dozen bullets into two human beings heads, he decides to get drunk & brawl with his brother..

    does this surprise anyone? this is a cop who likes to play Rambo while he kills two unarmed, terrified people? this is the kind of people we have as police officers?


  3. Linda Andersen

    Speaking of George Zimmerman, I’ve only debased myself by watching FOX National News twice in my life–the first time was to see Sean Hannity’s interview with George Zimmerman and again tonight to see Megyn Kelly’s interview with the Duggars. Both times I felt as if I need a shower afterwards!


    • No kidding! I did appreciate Kieth Ablow’s thoughts, that the Duggars are out of touch and without empathy anyway, to have 19 children they had to know they could not provide quality time and attention with each one.


      • I just heard of the Duggars last week on Twitter. I guess that they’re TV personalities of some sort also involved in politics and child sexual abuse, but I wouldn’t recognize them if they stood in front of me.


  4. Whats his excuse he heard a car backfire?


  5. yahtzeebutterfly

    I still have not gotten over my shock that Brelo was found “not guilty” in his trial.

    And now this episode with his brother!

    When will his police chief figure out that Brelo needs to be fired?


    • You and me both, I’m still dumfounded by the judge’s decision…..yes Brelo fired at least one fatal shot but because it can’t be determined that his shot caused death first then he can’t be found guilty. This also gives the other officers involved a free pass since the judge has said if you can’t prove which shot caused death first you can’t be held responsible.


  6. yahtzeebutterfly

    Great cartoon by Jeff Darcy:


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