Malissa Williams

In the wake of Symone Marshall, who died in jail last month in Walker County, Texas, NewsOne remembers other African-American women who have died in the custody of law enforcement officers in recent years. Marshall, 22, passed away on April 26 following an arrest on charges of possession of a controlled substance and failure to […]

Michael Brelo, a White Cleveland police officer, is one of six officers fired for his role in a high-speed police chase that ended with 137 shots fired in 19.6 seconds at two unarmed Black people, according to Cleveland.com. He is among 13 officers who shot and killed Timothy Russell and his passenger Malissa Williams after a high-speed, 22-mile chase […]

Just weeks after his controversial acquittal in the shooting death of an unarmed African-American couple, Cleveland police officer Michael Brelo faces an assault charge in an incident involving his brother, reports Cleveland. Police issued a warrant for Brelo’s arrest Wednesday, according to papers filed in Rocky River Municipal Court, writes the news outlet. Besides assault, […]

Just days after a judge acquitted a Cleveland officer in the shooting deaths of two unarmed people when he fired his gun 49 times, the Department of Justice has reached a settlement with the city over the conduct of its police, a justice official tells the Washington Post. The settlement announcement comes amid a widening […]

Dozens of protesters were arrested after a Cleveland, Ohio judge found Officer Michael Brelo, 31, not guilty of felony involuntary manslaughter in the November 2012 shooting deaths of Malissa Williams, 30, and Timothy Russell, 43, CNN reports. RELATED: Cleveland Cop Who Fired 49 of 137 Shot Barrage Killing Two Unarmed African Americans: Not Guilty As previously reported by NewsOne, […]

#MichaelBrelo waits w/ attorney Pat D’Angelo. @FotosByFong #BreloVerdict at 10 a.m.: http://t.co/d7eUbKabJR pic.twitter.com/oiwVhGfo9G — Akron Ohio (@AkronOhioNews) May 23, 2015 Today, Cleveland judge John O’Donnell found Police Officer Michael Brelo not guilty in the shooting death of two unarmed African Americans who perished in a hail of 137 bullets in 2012 – announcing the verdict […]