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Ohio AG: 'Systemic Failure' Caused Cleveland Pursuit OIS

February 06, 2013  | 

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine. Photo courtesy of Ohio AG.
Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine. Photo courtesy of Ohio AG.

Attorney General Mike DeWine said Tuesday that a November police chase that ended with the fatal shooting of two suspects revealed a "systemic failure" of the Cleveland Police Department.

"Command failed, communications failed, the system failed," DeWine said at a news conference in which he released results of a state investigation of the chase and shooting. "The system itself failed these officers."

DeWine said that though officers misinterpreted facts and failed to follow rules, the command has to be so strong and training so ingrained to prevent an officer's individual judgement from spiraling out of control.

Read the full Cleveland Plain Dealer story.

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