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… the Brelo Case [#the verdict]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Sunday,June 19th,2016

.. Officer Michael Brelo was found not guilty of voluntary manslaughter in the deaths of two Greater Clevelanders the other day ..

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.. this case resulted from a police chase that started in downtown Cleveland . Two perpetrators took off in their car , and one hell of a lot of cops [more than a dozen] took off after them . They were chased eastward , towards the suburbs of East Cleveland and Euclid , and they were finally stopped by stop sticks …

.. what happened next is what has caused such an uproar . The police officers opened fire on the couple ,for whatever reasons I do not know . That couple was unarmed . Officer Brelo jumped up on the couple ‘ s car , and continued to fire at them . Both of them [the couple] died as a result of the altercation …


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… the Brelo Case [#why the verdict]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Tuesday,January 12th,2016

.. many people are wondering ? ..

.. why the verdict ?

.. to be honest , so am I …

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.. [link] to the tweets / blog post ..

.. the first and biggest hurdle is whether the use of force is reasonable , under the circumstances . Under common law , it would normally be what is known as the ” reasonable man ” standard . In statutory law [at least in Ohio] , it would be likely known as the ” reasonable ordinary police officer ” standard . It would also apply the training and experience of the police officer in question . That is the legal question that the judge faced .

.. Most cases would normally be done as a trial by jury . In some cases , the defendant chooses the option of a trial by the bench judge . That what was done in this case …

.. Judge John P. O ‘ Donnell decided [after all of the testimony and rulings] that Officer Brelo was not guilty of the crimes . Why ? He decided that the use of force by Brelo [while debatable] was reasonable under the legal standard ..

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