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CLEVELAND (AP) — Six former Cleveland police officers are trying to get their jobs back after being fired following a high-speed chase and deadly shooting that led to changes at the department.


The November 2012 chase began when officers mistook the sound of a backfiring vehicle for a gunshot. It ended in a 137-shot barrage that killed two unarmed black people in East Cleveland.


Cleveland.com reports the arbitration process includes patrolman Michael Brelo, the only officer charged with a felony in the case. He was acquitted of manslaughter charges for firing the last 15 shots.


Thirteen officers fired shots. Six officers, including Brelo, were fired in January. A seventh officer retired before facing discipline.


The police union president vowed to fight the discipline and has described the firings as unprecedented and politically motivated.


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