Testimony supports reporting of lawsuit against Cleveland police

photo Cleveland, Tenn., Police Chief Wes Snyder

A transcript of court testimony in a lawsuit against the Cleveland Police Department supports the Times Free Press' account of the hearing and rebuts the Cleveland police chief's characterization of the reporting as "grossly inaccurate."

Police Chief Wes Snyder did not respond Tuesday when the Times Free Press emailed him a copy of the transcript, released Tuesday, and asked for comment.

Last week, after the original story ran, Snyder said Times Free Press staff writer Todd South's reporting was "totally irresponsible."

Times Free Press Managing Editor Alison Gerber said Tuesday that getting the story right is the newspaper's core value.

"The transcript demonstrates the accuracy of South's reporting," Gerber said.