Supervisor Tells Cop To Let Suspect Go Who Shot At Him

A supervisor forced Cleveland police officers to allow a shooter to go free on Tuesday night.

Cleveland, OH – A man who opened fire on a Cleveland police officer was allowed to go free on Tuesday night, after a supervising officer issued an order to terminate pursuit of the gunman’s vehicle.

Police believed the same vehicle had rammed into a patrol car on Apr. 6, WJW reported.

“Just had a vehicle take a shot at me,” an officer said over the radio, according to recordings obtained by WJW. “I’m behind it.”

“I’m close to it,” he told his fellow officers. “[The shooter] fired one shot.”

But as police pursued the suspect at speeds of up to 50 miles per hour, a directive was issued to “terminate that chase,” according to the recording.

“I don’t know what this street is, and I’m not familiar with this area,” an officer said at one point.

The officers were then told to terminate the pursuit, if they were “out of the city,” according to the radio traffic recording.

“I’m in the city,” an officer responded. “He went back into Cleveland.”

A supervising officer then came on the radio, and issued a further directive.

“I cannot get through on the radio,” he said. “You’re gonna have to terminate that pursuit. You’re not allowing me to get info.”

“All cars, do not engage. Terminate that pursuit,” the supervisor reiterated.

The officer who the suspect had opened fire on spoke up once again.

“This male shot at me,” the officer said. “Are you telling me to disengage? Is that what you're telling me?”

“Yeah, you’re outta control,” the supervisor responded. “You’re not allowing me to monitor the radio.”

Officers were dumbfounded and infuriated that a gunman who shot at a police officer was allowed to escape, WJW reported.

A Cleveland Police Department spokesperson issued a written statement in the aftermath of the incident, and said that the decision was the responsibility of the sector supervisor.

“The decision to allow or terminate a chase is influenced by a number of factors such as time of day, auto and pedestrian traffic, weather conditions, and suspect behavior, and the crime committed with the highest emphasis placed on public safety,” the statement further read, according to WJW.

It was unclear whether or not department administrators considered a situation in which a gunman opened fire on an officer to be a threat to public safety.

The officer was not injured in the attack, and no arrests have been made in relation to the shooting, WJW reported.

Are you really that stupid.?! If you were shot at, would you relax and ignore it when your assailants fled? Would he not still remain a felon who is a threat to you and others? Get a grip on reality. That "supervisor" probably never did a lick of real police work, but I am guessing he's great at taking tests.


And the name of the supervisor ?


Maybe Laflopper can get his brother to turn himself in


Obviously, he was stinking he didn't want to leave the safety of his office or have to do paperwork. That would interrupt whatever ttc show he was watching.


So. Just wait until he shoots at someone else? Brilliant idea.


I am SO glad that Columbus fought against the DOJ and their BS...and WON!!! I grew up in Cleveland And love the city, but when I was looking, Kucinich had just bankrupted the city and laid off about 300 officers. It's never been the same. And now Kucinich and his cop hating running mate are running for governor again. God help us!


This is not like letting a fish go and catch him later. This suspect committed a felony and needs to be incarcerated. Normal factors that would necessitate a termination of a pursuit didn't seem to be there. Looks like to me the supervisor was overwhelmed and instead of taking a chance of getting a criminal off the street, tucked the tail between the legs and gave up..


Maybe the supervisor who called off the chase will be the next one the criminal takes a pot shot at. If someone in my community were taking shots at law enforcement, I sure wouldn't want them left to roam around. If they are willing to shoot at police, they sure won't hesitate to kill anyone else.

The supervisor is probably a liberal like some of these liberal Judges that are letting serious criminals off the hook with just a slap on the hand and feel free to go commit another crime and hopefully not kill anyone. If any of those hand slapped criminals were to kill, injure or cause damage to property (state or individual) the Judges should be held responsible for their actions not the City or State.



I didn't listen to the recording and was only going by what was in the article. If the radio traffic was as you described, all the more reason not to terminate the pursuit.

With your logic, the police should allow anyone who flees in a car, runs away on foot, or resists arrest to go free. All of those situations have the potential to have bad endings. In fact, why not just eliminate the police all together and kindly ask law breakers to turn themselves in when they are good and ready. smh


There you go, allow all felons to go free because it's dangerous. Liberal thinking at its best.


so if this felon shoots and kills another officer sometime in the future WHAT SHOULD we say/do with that supervisor? just asking


what if that felon has just kidnapped someone's daughter who was in the trunk? you ok with that supervisor? just asking


libs are DANGEROUS to freedom in the USA and dangerous to your lives....

In general, better technology or procedures are lacking, which would preclude CHASES. There is a reason, I suppose, why squad cars are also called Police INTERCEPTORS. Chasing a vehicle, like in a race AND on city streets to boot, is not the same a INTERCEPTING it -which would necessitate communication, and that's why squad cars also are called RADIO CARS, in order to organise an INTERCEPTION with the help of other units disseminated in the concerned area. (Of course, a helo helps, if around). To what extent is it "Public Safety" to conduct a grand prix in an urban environment?!


Bet you've never done anything but spout off .

Let me guess, the supervisor was black and the police officer was in a black neighborhood so obviously the police officer who was shot at was chasing the gunman because he was a white racist. Give me a break, let them all kill each other.