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Cleveland: Kin of man killed by police want federal investigation

5:41 PM, Dec 3, 2012   |    comments
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CLEVELAND -- Relatives of one of the two people killed in a barrage of 137 bullets fired by 13 Cleveland police officers during a car chase want a federal investigation.

The request was outlined Monday by the family of 43-year-old Timothy Russell.

The Plain Dealer newspaper says the family thinks that many shots were unjustified.

Earlier, Mayor Frank Jackson said he will support police in the case if procedures were followed, but there will be consequences if they weren't.

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He says the city is reaching out to federal officials for help and recommendations. No weapon or shell casings were found in the vehicle.

Officers say the driver rammed a patrol car and nearly hit an officer. 

The Associated Press

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