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Police union to discuss "chief's ability to lead"

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CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) -

More fallout from the Attorney General's investigation into a deadly Cleveland police chase and shooting.

The Police Union is planning to hold a news conference Wednesday afternoon to talk about what it calls the "chief's ability to lead." 

AG Mike DeWine's investigation revealed a systemic failure within the Cleveland Police Department. Both a command and communications failure.

The union will also discuss why some things did - and didn't - happen during the chase.

On November 29, 2012, Timothy Russell, 43, and Malissa Williams, 30, died when officers fired 137 bullets into their car after a high-speed chase. The Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner released the autopsy reports, and revealed Williams was shot 24 times and Russell was shot 23 times. Both had cocaine in their systems, and Russell was drunk.

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