Judge: Cleveland should rehire policeman, reinstate 2 supervisors demoted after deadly chase

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CLEVELAND — A judge in Cleveland has upheld an arbitrator's decision that the city should rehire a police sergeant fired after a deadly 2012 chase that ended with officers killing two people in a barrage of gunfire.

The Plain Dealer (http://bit.ly/1Iy2rNE ) reports the judge also said two supervisors demoted for violating police protocol in that case should be reinstated.

The county judge sided with an arbitrator in those decisions. The city had disagreed with the arbitrator and had appealed.

The newspaper says the city attorney couldn't be reached for comment Thursday.

The fired sergeant is among six officers indicted in the November 2012 chase and shooting. Two unarmed people died in a hail of 137 gunshots fired by police.

The city settled a federal lawsuit with the estates of those people.

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

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