PARMA, Ohio — He’s back! Doug Odolecki was cited several weeks ago for obstructing official business after holding a warning sign near an OVI checkpoint. With the 4th of July weekend ahead, Odolecki is gearing up for a big weekend to warn drivers of more checkpoints around northeast Ohio.
“I’m personally salivating,” said Odolecki. “Waiting for the where’s and when’s so I can go out and do what I do.”
Odolecki runs the Greater Cleveland Cop Block, an online forum devoted to holding the police accountable for the actions. He likes to show up at OVI checkpoints with signs warning drivers, all while recording it on his camera.
“You’re supposed to be free from being able to incriminate yourself, and you’re also supposed to be free from unlawful searches and seizures which we believe these checkpoints are,” he said.
Three weeks ago, Doug was cited by Parma Police because his sign included the words ‘Turn Now,’ and police viewed that as obstruction of justice, he has since changed the sign to be more compliant.
“It says police activity, checkpoint ahead,” Odolecki said. “I can white out the checkpoint when I need to just in case it’s a speed trap — I can use the sign for that but the turn now is now on the outside flaps of the sign so I can take it off or put it on as I see fit.”
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