Acquitted Cleveland Cop Charged in Brawl With Brother


Michael Brelo, the Cleveland cop acquitted of manslaughter on May 23 in the 137-shot slayings of two motorists in 2012, has been charged in an alcohol-infused fight four days later with his twin brother at the officer’s home, reports Brelo is scheduled to appear in court June 10 to face a misdemeanor assault charge for the fight with his twin, Mark Brelo, who also faces misdemeanor charges of assault and disorderly conduct.

Both men turned themselves in to Bay Village police Wednesday. A woman called 911 at 4:28 a.m. May 27 and said a drunk man came to her door and asked her to call police. When police arrived they found Mark Brelo with several injuries from a fight with his brother. Police did not say what spurred the fight. Brelo was one of 13 Cleveland officers who fired a total of 137 shots that killed Timothy Russell and Malissa Williams after a long car chase. He is on unpaid administrative leave pending the outcome of an internal police investigation.

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