Originally Posted in Clevescene
By Doug Brown
A documentary about the infamous November 2012 Cleveland police chase and shooting of Timothy Russell and Malissa Williams is coming soon and, according to a six-minute clip that was just uploaded online, it looks to be extremely compelling and in-depth.
The documentary’s producer, Mike Milano, uploaded the preview to Vimeo on Sunday, and has not yet responded to a message asking about when the full thing will be out. But in the meantime, you should watch the clip.
It features interviews and segments on both sides of the issue, and key figures involved with the case. The following people and incidents are featured in this clip:
-Video and audio of the police chase, including audio of shooting.
-Video of a panicky officer Michael Brelo’s interview with the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation. Brelo jumped on the hood of the car and fired a bunch of shots into Williams and Russell.
-Photographs of the aftermath, including the car that was shot up with the victims inside.
-Interviews with Timothy Russell’s family
-An interview with notorious former Cleveland police officer Jim Simone.
-An interview with journalist Mansfield Frazier.
-An interview with Cuyahoga County prosecutor Timothy McGinty.
-An interview with police union president Steve Loomis.
-An interview with former East Cleveland mayor Eric Brewer.
Watch the clip here below. Warning: It’s extremely, extremely graphic in nature in parts. We’ll update this story when we know more about when it’s coming out:
The killing of Keaton Otis by Portland (OR) police on 12 May 2010 needs similar exposure. Shot 23 times at height of rush hour on the day the city’s mayor sacked the chief of police. Police claimed Otis had gun, but never any evidence to show anything other than an act of anger and revenge by out of control gang of seven officers. Seven-secnd barrage of shooting caught on video: https://vimeo.com/12121790 Full details see: http://justiceforkeatonotis.wordpress.com