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Cleveland Councilman Zack Reed arrested on suspicion of drunken driving after publicly supporting Cleveland Police Chief Michael McGrath after police union called for chief's resignation, some Black elected officials say media coverage against Reed might be racist, Council President Martin Sweeney, under investigation himself for potentially having an unlawful interest in a public contract, is accused of holding a grudge against Reed, who is Black

Cleveland Ward 2 Councilman Zack Reed By Kathy Wray Coleman, publisher, editor-n-chief, Cleveland Urban News. Com and The Cleveland Urban News.Com Blog, Ohio's Most Read Online Black Newspaper ( www.cleve ) CLEVELAND,Ohio-Cleveland Ward 2 Councilman Zack Reed was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving early yesterday morning, nearly three weeks after he publicly supported embattled Cleveland Police Chief Michael McGrath in spite of the demand for the chief's resignation  last month by the Cleveland Police Patrolmen's Association, the union for the police rank and file.  McGrath is under fire relative to the fatal shooting late last year by a group of White Cleveland police officers of unarmed Blacks Malissa Williams and Timothy Ray Russell,  both gunned down and shot at 137 times following a police chase that began in downtown Cleveland and led police into the neighboring predominantly Black city of East Cleveland. Following a community forum