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US police officer cleared of killing unarmed black couple

A US policeman has been cleared of manslaughter charges after two unarmed black occupants were shot dead in their car in Cleveland, in 2012.

Timothy Russell, 43, and Malissa Williams, 30, died in a barrage of bullets fired by 13 officers in a car chase.

Michael Brelo, 31, who had climbed onto the bonnet of their car and fired repeatedly through the windscreen, was the only officer to be charged.

Timothy Russell's sister, Michele, said the police "simply let them have it".

James Coomarasamy reports.

  • 23 May 2015
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