Cleveland mayor disputes state on deadly chase

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland’s mayor is disputing the Ohio attorney general’s conclusion on what’s to blame for a police chase that ended in 137 shots fired at a fleeing driver and passenger who were killed.

Mayor Frank Jackson said Friday that he disagrees with the February findings by Attorney General Mike DeWine that the chase resulted from systemic failures in the police department.

The mayor says any such failures were on the part of officers and supervisors who violated procedures during the chase last November.

DeWine says he was shocked by the mayor’s comments. He says a reasonable person would agree there were police command, control and communications failures in the chase.

The county prosecutor is conducting a grand jury investigation into possible criminal wrongdoing in the chase.

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