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City: 75 Cleveland officers broke rules in chase

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland city officials say a review of a deadly police chase last fall has found that 75 patrol officers violated department rules.

In the November chase, 137 shots were fired at a fleeing driver and passenger who were killed. The 19-mile chase wound through neighborhoods.

Mayor Frank Jackson and Police Chief Michael McGrath planned to discuss the findings at a Friday news conference.

Police have already announced punishments for 12 supervisors stemming from the chase. One supervisor was fired, two were demoted, and nine were suspended.

The county prosecutor is conducting a separate grand jury investigation into possible criminal wrongdoing.

The police union has said the shootings were justified because the driver tried to ram an officer.

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