137 Shots was released on Netflix on Dec. 15, and this new documentary is all everyone seems to be talking about. The film touches on a very sensitive subject. We would like to mention that this film is rated TV-MA, so some disturbing images, violence, and inappropriate language might be used.
It was directed by Michael Milano and features appearances and interviews from local journalist and commentator Connie Schultz, Tamir Rice’s mother Samaria Rice, former Cleveland Police Patrolmen’s Association President Steve Loomis, and former prosecutor Timothy McGinty.
People around you might’ve mentioned this new Netflix movie in passing, and your curiosity probably led you to this article. Before you hit play on this documentary’s title page, you need to know what you’re about to set your eyes on. And we have no problem providing you with the137 Shots synopsis.
What is 137 Shots about?
This Netflix documentary focuses on the infamous 2012 police chase and fatal shootings of 43-year-old Timothy Russell and 30-year-old Malissa Williams at the hands of Cleveland police in Northeast Ohio.
This incident garnered national attention for how police handled it. Malissa and Timothy led cops on a 22-minute high-speed chase before police cornered them in a middle school parking lot. Then, 13 Cleveland police officers fired 137 times at Malissa and Timothy as they sat in their car. What was even more disturbing was that when the suspects were removed from their car, no gun or shell casings were found.
This caused outrage across the nation with many activists demanding accountability from the Cleveland Police force.
Here’s the official synopsis via Netflix below:
In this documentary, law enforcement faces scrutiny as Americans demand justice after police violence claims multiple Black lives in Cleveland.
Before you watch this Social & Cultural documentary, make sure you’re in a relaxed state because the chronicling of this incident might upset you. Will you be watching 137 Shots on Netflix?