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Police Helicopter Video Shows Arrest of Woman Charged with Murder of Cleveland Officer Shane Bartek

Police Helicopter Video Shows Arrest of Woman Charged with Murder of Cleveland Officer Shane Bartek

Cleveland Police Officer Shane Bartek Credit ODMP

Cleveland Police Officer Shane Bartek Credit ODMP

The Cleveland Division of Police has released a video showing the arrest of an 18-year-old woman, Tamara McLoyd who has since been charged with the murder of Officer Shane Bartek on New Year’s Eve.

Bartek, 25, was off-duty at the time of the incident, which police say happened in the parking lot of an apartment complex around 6 p.m. in the 4300 block of Rocky River Drive. Bartek was later pronounced dead at Fairview Hospital.

After a pursuit involving several different law enforcement agencies, Bartek’s vehicle was recovered. Anthony Butler, Jr. is accused of leading police on a pursuit while allegedly behind the wheel of Bartek’s vehicle. Butler has pled not guilty to charges of failure to comply with an order of a police officer, receiving stolen property and obstructing official business.

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