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Groups want more on Cleveland police shooting

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland civil rights groups are calling for another independent investigation and appointment of a special prosecutor in the police chase and shooting that left two people dead in November.

The Plain Dealer reports that the groups — including the Cleveland NAACP and Southern Christian Leadership Conference — — on Tuesday night said a state investigation into the shooting didn't address the question of whether deadly force was justified. The groups say they want another report addressing that issue.

An investigation by the Ohio Attorney General's Office said leadership and communications failures led to the Nov. 29 chase and shooting that left the likely unarmed people dead.

Some have called the shootings racially motivated because the suspects were black.

A grand jury will determine if the officers will face charges.

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