EUCLID, OH (WOIO) –
19 Action News has confirmed through multiple sources an audit has found at least $10-$15,000 is missing from the Euclid Police union.
This news comes as we’re waiting for the Cuyahoga County Sheriff’s Department to hand over an investigation into missing property from the Euclid Police evidence room.
Earlier this year, in the midst of questions about the evidence room, Sergeant Kevin Blakely killed himself at the police station. Blakely had also served as the Union Treasurer, but we’re waiting to see how widespread the investigation is by deputies.
The sheriff’s department would only say it still has an “open investigation.” Multiple sources tell 19 Action News the union had not had an audit done for many years.
As early as 2010, 19 Action News broke the story of an internal police investigation into claims a hidden camera was placed by management in headquarters to eavesdrop on officers. At the time, the chief said it was unfounded. The Union President has claimed a cover-up.
Finally, a police chief’s association recently reviewed the Euclid Police Department, and the group found distrust within the department as well as outdated policies.
Article Courtesy of WOIO 19 Action News