Cleveland Chief: We Will Stay the Course
February 07, 2013
Cleveland Police Chief Michael McGrath said he is "staying the course" with the internal investigation into a deadly pursuit shooting that elicited a call for him to resign from the patrolman's union.
The department's internal review will continue "regardless of the public discussion or the criticisms directed towards me, the Division of Police or the administration," Chief McGrath wrote in the statement.
The Cleveland Police Patrolman's Association called for Chief McGrath to resign at a Wednesday press conference. Jeffery Follmer, the association's president, said his members no longer have confidence in the chief.
The chief said he's committed to a fair review of the Nov. 29 shooting in which 13 officers fired 137 shots and killed two suspects.
"If we find policy and rule violations, we will hold officers accountable," he added. "If we find that officers did not violate our policies and rules, they will continue to have my full support."
Cleveland Police Union Calls for Chief To Resign
Ohio AG: 'Systematic Failure' Caused Cleveland Pursuit OIS
PHOTOS: Cleveland Pursuit Shooting
VIDEO: Radio Traffic from Deadly Cleveland Shooting
Ohio Officers Under Fire for Deadly Pursuit Shooting
Be the first to comment on this story
Other Recent News
The armed Fairfield, Conn., man who prompted a lockdown Tuesday at the University of New...
Fewer people are applying to join the LAPD and, of those who do, a significantly higher...
As of Dec. 1, homicides have dropped 20 percent in the city, records show, while...
The city commission in tiny Vicco, Ky., approved a measure this week to begin paying the...
U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Steven Rhodes has ruled that pensions of city retirees can legally...