Cleveland Man Found Not Guilty of First Degree Felonious Assault

Twenty-year-old African-American male shot by Cleveland police office after being questioned while sitting in his car regarding an incident for which he had no involvement, knowledge or participation. The officer claimed the client drove his vehicle towards an officer who was standing outside the car on the driver’s side between the front of the vehicle and the driver’s side window. The officer, claiming self-defense, shot the client in his back and then caused the client to be charged with first degree felonious assault on a police officer.

Marein and Bradley caused a model of the exact vehicle door panel to be used at trial to re-create the incident. This re-creation established the impossibility of the officer’s claims resulting in a jury verdict of NOT GUILTY.

Marein and Bradley later filed a civil rights action in federal court resulting in a substantial cash settlement.