Michael Brelo



Michael Brelo (1984?- ), a White American police officer in Cleveland, Ohio, was cleared of all charges in the police killing of Malissa Williams and Timothy Russell in 2012, both Black, both unarmed.

malissa-williams-timothy-russell Malissa Williams and Timothy Russell.

On November 29th 2012, Russell and Williams drove by a Cleveland police station in their old 1979 Chevy Malibu when it backfired. The police thought it was gunfire and gave chase: 100 police officers in 62 cars for 20 minutes and 22 miles (35 km), hitting speeds of up to 100mph (160kph). It ended in a shoot-out: 137 bullets in 18 seconds by 13 officers. For the last 7.4 seconds, Brelo jumped up onto the hood of the car and fired the last 15 bullets down on them through the windshield.

chevy-malibu-windshield Williams’s and Russell’s car after the police shoot-out in 2012.

Russell was hit 23 times, four of the bullets…

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