Acquitted cop cited in brawl
Four days after being acquitted in the shooting deaths of two unarmed people, Cleveland Police Officer Michael Brelo was involved in a violent fight with his brother, court documents show.
Brelo, 31, and his twin brother, Mark, had been drinking at Brelo’s home about 4:30 a.m. on May 27, police say, when they got into a fight.
The brothers began “striking/punching” each other, according to records filed with the Rocky River Municipal Court.
Police say Mark Brelo was arrested on suspicion of intoxication.
A misdemeanor citation for disorderly conduct says he was knocking on several doors in the neighborhood and “wearing only cargo shorts and carrying one shoe.”
On May 23, a judge found Michael Brelo not guilty in the shooting deaths of Timothy Russell and Malissa Williams, who were unarmed when the police officer jumped on the hood of their automobile after a wild car chase and fired 15 times at point-blank range.
Of the 137 rounds fired by police during the chase, Michael Brelo shot 49.