Ohio ex-cop fired after stabbing dies in motorcycle crash


CLEVELAND (AP) — A motorcyclist killed in a hit-and-run has been identified as a former Cleveland police officer who was fired after she stabbed and wounded her boyfriend.

Cleveland.com (http://bit.ly/2aYsRRp ) reports the Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH’-guh) County Medical Examiner’s Office says 41-year-old Shani Dizard, of Warrensville Heights, died at a hospital Wednesday night after she was hit by a car.

Police say the driver was later arrested. She hasn’t been formerly charged, but will face charges including aggravated vehicular homicide.

Cleveland fired Dizard, formerly known as Shani Hannah, in 2013. She was indicted in 2012 on charges she cut her boyfriend with a knife. She pleaded guilty to misdemeanor assault and received probation.

An arbitrator overturned the firing, and the city lost an appeal. A police spokeswoman says Dizard had not yet been reinstated.

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Information from: cleveland.com, http://www.cleveland.com

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