Recently acquitted Cleveland police officer Michael Brelo will have a bit more work to do to clean up his image as a violent lawman. Just five days after his acquittal in the manslaughter case where Brelo and other officers fired 137 bullets at a Black couple, Brelo assaulted his brother in a possible drunken rage.
Cleveland.com reported that a warrant for Brelo’s was issued yesterday (June 3), and the officer turned himself in during the afternoon. According to statements given to police and recorded in a citation, Mark Brelo says he was drinking and was punched in the face, head, and body by his brother.
More from Cleveland.com:
Brelo punched his brother, Mark Brelo in the head, face and body on May 27, according to the criminal complaint.
He was charged with assault following interviews with him and his brother, court records said. Michael Brelo turned himself in at the Bay Village Police station about 1 p.m. Wednesday.
Mark Brelo also faces charges of disorderly conduct and misdemeanor assault.
A citation attached to Mark Brelo’s arrest report says that he was drunk and showed “obvious signs of (a) recent physical altercation.” He was only wearing one shoe and was knocking on the doors of several Bay Village homes before he woke a resident.
The citation was issued at 4:28 a.m.
This story is sure to develop and will be updated when new details emerge.