Investigators seek stories about Cleveland police

CLEVELAND (AP) — Federal officials investigating use of force by Cleveland police want residents to share relevant stories about interactions with officers.

The Plain Dealer (http://bit.ly/13WUXRs ) reports about 200 people attended a community meeting Tuesday with the U.S. attorney in Cleveland. Some said police had abused or neglected them.

Also Tuesday, police announced punishments for 12 supervisors stemming from a November car chase that ended with officers firing 137 rounds of ammunition, killing a driver and his passenger. One supervisor was fired, two were demoted, and nine were suspended.

The union says the shootings were justified because the driver tried to ram an officer.

The Justice Department’s civil rights investigation into the department’s use of force looks beyond the chase to analyze several years of excessive force claims and police policies and training.

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Information from: The Plain Dealer, http://www.cleveland.com

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