Cleveland—Today, Senator Sandra Williams (D-Cleveland) released the following statement calling for accountability after Judge John O'Donnell found Officer Michael Brelo not guilty of voluntary manslaughter charges in the deaths of Timothy Russell and Malissa Williams: 

"I am deeply disappointed by the not guilty verdict in the Brelo trial. This verdict reveals how broken the justice system is. If Officer Brelo will not be held responsible for the fatal shots that killed Timothy Russell and Malissa Williams, then who will be?  All of the officers involved should be terminated immediately. 

I encourage those who want their voices to be heard, continue to do so peacefully. While this is a blow to our work in rebuilding trust between the community and police, I remain steadfast in my dedication to ensure fairness and justice for all."
 

 
 
 
  
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Senator Williams Issues Statement Calling For Accountability After Verdict In Michael Brelo Trial

 

Cleveland—Today, Senator Sandra Williams (D-Cleveland) released the following statement calling for accountability after Judge John O'Donnell found Officer Michael Brelo not guilty of voluntary manslaughter charges in the deaths of Timothy Russell and Malissa Williams: 



 
 

Senator Williams Announces Funding For Burke Mansion Community Project

 

COLUMBUS—State Senator Sandra R. Williams (D-Cleveland) announced today that the Ohio Facilities Construction Commission has approved funding for the Burke Mansion community project through its cultural facilities grant program. The Cleveland Music School Settlement, which serves as the owner and operator, will use over $250,000 to replace the HVAC system at the Burke Mansion.



 
 

Senator Williams Urges Ohio Supreme Court To Abolish Grand Jury Process

 

Columbus, OH—This week, in a hand delivered letter to Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor and other Justices of the Supreme Court, as well as the Constitutional Modernization Committee, State Senator Sandra Williams (D-Cleveland) urged the Ohio Supreme Court to abolish the grand jury process in Ohio. 



 
 

Senator Williams Comments On Governor's Executive Order Establishing The Ohio Collaborative Community-Police Advisory Board

 

Columbus, OH—Senator Sandra Williams (D-Cleveland) released the following statement  after Governor Kasich established the Ohio Collaborative Community-Police Advisory Board through an Executive Order: