Ohio officer acquitted in 137-shot case faces assault charge

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Posted: Jun 03, 2015 3:09 PM
Ohio officer acquitted in 137-shot case faces assault charge

CLEVELAND (AP) — A Cleveland officer found not guilty in the fatal shooting of two people in a 137-shot barrage of police gunfire has been charged with beating up his twin brother four days after his acquittal.

A criminal complaint filled Wednesday against 31-year-old Michael Brelo (BREE'-loh) and brother Mark shows the two were charged with attacking each other May 27 in the suburb of Bay Village.

The Brelos have been charged with misdemeanor assault. They were released from custody after reporting to police Wednesday.

Michael Brelo was acquitted May 23 in the 2012 shooting of two unarmed suspects. He was accused of firing the final 15 shots of the barrage while standing on the hood of the suspects' car.

He is on unpaid suspension facing administrative discipline. Cleveland police say they are monitoring the case.