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Cleveland Wants To Avoid Being The Next City With Riots07:07
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An unidentified Cleveland Police Officer walks between cars on Ontario Street December 21, 2014. Demonstrators  protesting the death of 12-year-old Tamir Rice locked arms to prevent police cruisers from passing. (Angelo Merendino/Getty Images)
An unidentified Cleveland Police Officer walks between cars on Ontario Street December 21, 2014. Demonstrators protesting the death of 12-year-old Tamir Rice locked arms to prevent police cruisers from passing. (Angelo Merendino/Getty Images)
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Police in Cleveland are being told to get out their riot gear as the trial of Michael Brelo comes to a close. Brelo is the patrol officer charged with involuntary manslaughter for the death of two unarmed people during a car chase in 2012.

In light of the recent violent protests over police conduct in Baltimore, Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson is asking residents to let the police force maintain law and order after a verdict is reached.

Joining in Mayor Jackson's call for calm is a local hero - former NFL player Reggie Rucker, who now runs the Cleveland Peacemakers Alliance. Rucker speaks with Here & Now's Lisa Mullins.

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This segment aired on April 30, 2015.

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