EAST CLEVELAND -- For several hours Saturday afternoon investigators with the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) assisted with a partial reconstruction of the deadly Cleveland police chase that ended at Heritage Middle School November 29, 2012.
Two of the Cleveland police cars involved in the final stage of the chase, as well as the shooting victims' car, were pulled out of evidence by BCI and strategically placed back where they were found.
A spokesperson for the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor's office would not say much about what they were hoping to discover, only that investigators were still gathering information and running test.
"We continue to investigate different aspects of what happened that night and this is all part of that…running more tests to help us understand what took place," said Joe Frolik, public information officer for the County Prosecutor's office.
But why now? Nearly 16 months later is something Jeff Follmer, President of the Cleveland Police Union, does not understand.
"I have no idea what we're doing here other than just making a big media production," said Follmer. "Doing this right now does not bring back the perception of the officers what they had that night...you know there's no lights and sirens, there's no gunshots, it's not dark."
While members of Black on Black Crime believe more tests and answers are long overdue.
"When you have to wait for such a long period of time you begin to wonder does the system really work for you," said Alfred Porter Jr., vice president of Black on Black Crime.