‘Police shouldn’t chase those riding motorcycles, it only kills people’: Friends of motorcyclist killed in latest high-speed East Cleveland pursuit remember him
CLEVELAND, Ohio — Ward 9 Councilman Kevin Conwell held a press conference Friday afternoon to decry the latest of dozens of East Cleveland police pursuits to spill across the city limits, this time resulting in the death of a 46-year-old motorcycle driver.
Darrick “Slo Burn” Lee, 46, was killed Thursday night on his motorcycle after a pursuit by East Cleveland police.
The pursuit that resulted in his death marked the 150th time East Cleveland took part in a high-speed chase this year, East Cleveland police Chief Scott Gardner said. The chases have resulted in two deaths, numerous injuries and a slew of property damage,
The pursuits have divided the government of the inner-ring suburb. They also led to increased calls to abandon the practice that Gardner often posts flippant accounts of the chases on Facebook. The pursuits result in primarily minor criminal charges, according to a cleveland.com analysis of