CLEVELAND — The FOX 8 I-Team has learned authorities including BCI and the FBI are searching the office of Cuyahoga County Executive Armond Budish. Director of Communications, Mary Louise Madigan, told the I-Team: “Law enforcement is here. We’re cooperating. And we’ll continue to cooperate.” Dave O’Neil at the state Attorney General office said they cannot comment on […]

CLEVELAND – Cleveland’s police department explains why there’s been a delay in the administrative review of the facts and circumstances into the high-speed chase turned fatal shooting. Cleveland Department of Public Safety director Martin Flask said interviews with the dozens of patrol officers involved in the pursuit have been delayed because the attorney representing them […]

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – There have been a number of protests in wake of the deadly Cleveland police chase and shooting. Now, Reporter Ed Gallek has learned of a rally for the police. Community organizers are planning an event for this Sunday, February 10, from 5-6 p.m. in front of Cleveland’s Second District Headquarters on Fulton just off of I-71. Organizers […]

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – They call themselves The Task Force for Community Mobilization and they are not satisfied with Attorney General Mike DeWine’s investigation and they’re not afraid to say this was race related. The task force met Thursday night and they want the U.S. Department of Justice to step in, calling this a civil […]

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – 19 Action News has gotten reaction from the top to the Cleveland Police Union’s call for the chief to resign. Mayor Frank Jackson told Reporter Ed Gallek “I am not firing the chief, not firing the chief.” Gallek encountered Mayor Jackson at City Hall. The mayor told Gallek on Thursday that […]

CLEVELAND – The Cleveland Police Patrolmen’s Association asked for the resignation of Cleveland Chief of Police Michael McGrath during a news conference on Wednesday. The association called the conference to issue its stance on Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine’s investigation on the chase-turned-deadly shooting. DeWine called the events a “systemic failure” in the Cleveland Division […]

CLEVELAND – Cleveland’s police chief denies conclusions in the Ohio attorney general’s report that found “systemic failures” within the police department contributed to a Nov. 29 chase turned fatal shooting. “Our two month investigation reveals that we are dealing with a systematic failure in the Cleveland Police Department. Command staff failed, communications failed, the system […]

CLEVELAND – Cleveland Police Chief Mike McGrath and Mayor Frank Jackson were unable to answer most of the questions reporters asked following the Ohio Attorney General’s Office investigation into the fatal night of Nov. 29. McGrath was asked why 59 of the 62 officers involved in the incident didn’t get supervisor permission to be part […]

CLEVELAND – The city of Cleveland said Tuesday the scope of the internal investigation into a deadly police chase that ended with two suspects shot dead includes more information than first thought, requiring more time than first thought. The city held a news conference Tuesday morning to give a status update on the administrative aspect […]

CLEVELAND – Statements continue to be taken by Cleveland police officers involved in a chase that ended with a double fatal shooting. The head of the Cleveland Police Patrolman’s Association, Jeff Follmer, said three statements were being taken Thursday morning by the BCI. Follmer said afterwards, lists will be checked to make sure everyone that […]

CLEVELAND – East Cleveland’s police chief says three to four Cleveland officers involved in the chase turned deadly double shooting are being questioned daily. East Cleveland, along with BCI officials, hope to have all questioning wrapped up by Friday. One of the main issues the departments have is why 137 rounds were fired, at what […]

CLEVELAND – Cuyahoga County Sheriff Bob Reid and East Cleveland Police Chief Ralph Spotts held a brief news conference Monday afternoon on the high-speed chase turned deadly shooting on Thursday. The Ohio Attorney General’s Office Bureau of Criminal Investigation will be lead on the investigation, Reid said. East Cleveland police and the Cuyahoga County Sheriff’s […]