Cleveland—Today, Senator Sandra Williams (D-Cleveland) released the following statement calling for accountability after Judge John O'Donnell found Officer Michael Brelo not guilty of voluntary manslaughter charges in the deaths of Timothy Russell and Malissa Williams: 

"I am deeply disappointed by the not guilty verdict in the Brelo trial. This verdict reveals how broken the justice system is. If Officer Brelo will not be held responsible for the fatal shots that killed Timothy Russell and Malissa Williams, then who will be?  All of the officers involved should be terminated immediately. 

I encourage those who want their voices to be heard, continue to do so peacefully. While this is a blow to our work in rebuilding trust between the community and police, I remain steadfast in my dedication to ensure fairness and justice for all."
 

 
 
 
  
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