White Cleveland Cop "doesn't recall" standing on the hood and firing the final 15 rounds of a 137-shot barrage down into the windshield of a [murdered] Black Couple's Car
137 Shots: [they're good at what they do] Cops Lie All the Time in Court & Judges Believe them. Do Not Expect Justice in System of Racism. In photo, White cops claimed they heard a gun shot & saw a gun thrown out of a window. The attorney general found car was prone to loud backfiring from muffler and there was no evidence of any gun.
From [HERE] and [MORE] His footprints were found on the hood of a beat-up Chevy Malibu that had been strafed by police gunfire, killing its two unarmed occupants after a high-speed chase over streets and freeways in and around Cleveland.
Yet Officer Michael Brelo told investigators he couldn't remember standing on the hood and firing the final 15 rounds of a 137-shot barrage down into the windshield — even though a police officer told those same investigators that Brelo talked about it days afterward.
"It's possible," Brelo allowed when questioned by investigators two weeks after the November 2012 shooting, "because I was so terrified that I was going to get run over."
"But I don't recall that, sir."
Brelo, 31, goes on trial Monday on two counts of voluntary manslaughter for the deaths of Timothy Russell, 43, and Malissa Williams, 30. He is the lone officer among the 13 who fired their weapons that night who is charged criminally because prosecutors say he stood on the hood and opened fire four seconds after the other officers had stopped shooting. [Yes, you read that right - only one white cop is charged out of 13 and he is not charged with murder. Were you expecting more from racist suspects who function as psychopaths in their relations with non-whites?]
A judge — not a jury — will decide whether Brelo is guilty or innocent. He faces a maximum sentence of 25 years if convicted.
Brelo's defense team has argued that all 49 rounds Brelo fired that night, including the last 15, were lawful and that the threat did not end until Brelo reached into the Malibu and removed the keys, preventing the suspects from using the car as a weapon. Russell and Williams were each shot more than 20 times.