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Cleveland settles suit over fatal police shootings

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CLEVELAND (AP) - The city of Cleveland has settled a federal lawsuit filed by the estates of two unarmed people killed in a hail of 137 gunshots fired by police after a chase.

A court document filed Wednesday doesn't specify the terms of the settlement between the city and the estates of 43-year-old Timothy Russell and 30-year-old Malissa Williams.

Russell and Williams were killed by police in November 2012 after a 20-mile pursuit that involved 62 police cruisers and more than 100 officers. It ended in the parking lot of a middle school in East Cleveland.

Attorneys for Russell and Williams said in a statement that the settlement would provide closure for the families but not a complete sense of justice. A Cleveland spokesman declined to comment.

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