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Cleveland seeks police policy review after chase

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CLEVELAND (AP) - Cleveland has asked the U.S. Justice Department to review the police division's policies after a car chase ended with a barrage of police gunfire and two deaths.

The city also said Thursday the police chief has a team reviewing recorded communications, vehicle tracking and other information from the November pursuit to determine whether officers followed protocol.

The more than 20-minute chase began when an officer thought he heard a shot near police headquarters. The chase ended with officers firing 137 shots. The driver and passenger from the fleeing car were killed.

No weapon or shells were found in that vehicle.

A criminal investigation and an administrative review of what happened are ongoing.

Police said use of force was justified because the driver rammed a cruiser and nearly hit an officer.

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