Last year, real-estate developer and art collector Ron Pizzuti opened the doors to the Pizzuti Collection in the Short North, a venue at which to showcase his vast art collection. After purchasing his first piece of art in 1972, he has since amassed more than 1,500 works by artists ranging from Frank Stella to Ai [...]
6 Cleveland Officers Plead Not Guilty In Chase Killings
Six Cleveland police officers charged in a November 2012 car chase that ended with 137 gunshots and the deaths of two unarmed people have pleaded not guilty.
The six officers were arraigned Friday morning in Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court.
Patrolman Michael Brelo faces the most serious charges, two counts of manslaughter in the deaths of driver Timothy Russell and passenger Malissa Williams.
He’s accused of jumping on the hood of Russell’s car and unloading his weapon, firing at least 15 rounds that county prosecutor Tim McGinty has described as fatal.
Five supervisors are charged with misdemeanor dereliction of duty for failing to control the chase.
An attorney who spoke on behalf of all the officers on Friday asked that the officers be treated fairly.