It was reasonable despite knowing now that there was no gun in the car and he was mistaken about the origin of the gunshots."
A total of 137 bullets were fired into the couple's car during the incident, and reports indicate that they were each shot at least 20 times each.
The City of Cleveland has a long history of going far beyond the use of excessive force, and still has to address the matter of the officers that executed 12 Year Old Tamir Rice in 2014. That same year year their courts failed to file charges against cops that executed 22 Year Old John Crawford, who was shopping for an air rifle in Wal Mart. Late last year The City of Cleveland agreed to begin implementing reforms, after The U.S. Department of Justice investigated the Cleveland Police department & determined that there was a "Pattern or Practice of Excessive Force" and Violating Civil Rights.
The full transcript of the judges decision can be found here: