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Noon headlines: Feb. 5, 2013: Cleveland police failure; DNA; fog
Ohio's attorney general blames the breakdown of command and control for cops shooting a Cleveland couple; DNA testing overturns a murder conviction; fog causes a massive pile-up
by WKSU's JEFF ST. CLAIR


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In The Region:
  • Dewine says Cleveland police suffered systematic failure in fatal shooting of couple
  • DNA testing overturns murder conviction
  • Fog causes massive pile-up
  • Attorney General Mike DeWine

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    Dewine says the system failed in Cleveland police pursuit and shooting
    Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine says the Cleveland Police Department suffered a systematic failure in the Nov. 29 police pursuit and shooting of two people.
    At a press conference this morning, Dewine provided lengthy details of the shooting of Timothy Russell and Malissa Williams behind an East Cleveland Elementary School following a 22-minute police chase.

    The state Bureau of Criminal Investigation report concludes that the two were unarmed and did not have a gun at any time during the pursuit.Thirteen officers fired 137 rounds in the melee that Dewine says lasted less than half a minute, and that followed a chase from downtown Cleveland joined by 62 officers. Fifty-nine of them never asked permission from their supervisors to join the chase.

    The BCI report says the series of failures by the police resulted in the deadly shooting and a dangerous situation for officers who could have been caught in their own crossfire.
    Dewine called the event a tragedy. Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson and Police Chief Michael McGrath will publicly respond to DeWine’s report this afternoon at City Hall. 


    DNA testing overturns murder conviction overturned 
    Charges against a northeast Ohio man accused of murder have been dropped.

    Summit County prosecutors asked for the charges against 21-year-old Terrell Nurse to be dismissed because DNA evidence failed to link him to the crime. The Akron Beacon Journal reports that the charges were dropped without prejudice — meaning they could be refiled if new evidence comes to light. Nurse is serving a prison sentence in an unrelated case. Akron police said the victim, 31-year-old Dante Thornton, was fatally shot at his apartment in July 2011. Nurse's co-defendant was acquitted after a trial.


    Fog causes massive pile-up
    Authorities in northwest Ohio say as many as 10 tractor-trailers were involved in a pileup on a foggy highway that has left one person dead near the Indiana-Ohio state line.
    A dispatcher at the State Highway Patrol says an unknown number of cars also were involved in the crash on U.S. 24 at about 8 this morning. The highway that links Toledo with Fort Wayne, Ind., has been shut down in both directions.

    Authorities say a tanker truck caught up in the crash is leaking ethanol along the highway. The patrol says the tanker was one at least eight trucks involved. A driver who was uninjured tells The Crescent-News in nearby Defiance that he "drove into a wall of fog."

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