CLEVELAND – Cleveland officials are warning residents not to fire weapons while ringing in the new year. Public Safety Director Martin Flask said that shooting a gun to celebrate any occasion is very dangerous, especially in densely populated cities like Cleveland. “When a firearm is discharged, the bullet will travel a path until it strikes […]

ORANGE VILLAGE, Ohio – Police in Orange Village are investigating a shooting that happened during some sort of robbery attempt at a hotel Thursday morning. The incident happened at about 8:20 a.m. at the Marriott Courtyard on Orange Place – just off I-271. Orange Village police said a man, now identified as 59-year-old David Fields, […]

CLEVELAND – Cleveland’s mayor and police chief gave an update on the Nov. 29 chase turned fatal shooting in the city, asking for an outside agency to investigate future use of force cases. Mayor Frank Jackson said hiring an outside agency to do the investigations into fatal shootings, firing at or in the direction of […]

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 […]

AKRON, Ohio – Cynthia Ivery sometimes tries to block out the reality and pretend it never happened, but the pain of losing her son to murder doesn’t go away. Dec. 11 will mark the one-year anniversary since Henry Ivery, 25, was gunned down outside of a West Akron home. The case remains unsolved. “I couldn’t […]

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 […]

Melissa Harris-Perry mourned the death of Jordan Davis, an unarmed black teenager shot and killed in Florida, on Saturday. Davis, a 17-year old boy, was shot by Michael David Dunn last week during an exchange about loud music at a gas station. Dunn fired shots into the SUV where Davis was in the backseat, claiming […]

CLEVELAND – Mayor Frank Jackson expects the use of deadly force and high-speed chase investigation to take months, while noting if protocol was followed he will fully support officers. But if they violated the rules, there will be consequences. The investigation into if the shooting was justified is being handled by East Cleveland police, because […]

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 […]

CLEVELAND – The family of Timothy Russell, one of two people shot dead by Cleveland police following a high-speed chase Thursday, is speaking out about the incident for the first time. “Our family is deeply grieving the loss of Tim,” said sister Michelle Russell, reading from a prepared statement. “Tim was a man of faith. […]

CLEVELAND – In order to help tackle gun violence in Cleveland, Mayor Frank Jackson announced the police department will be hiring an additional 25 officers next year. Twenty-five officers currently with the department will shift to the gang impact unit and the new officers will fill the positions left open by the transfer. “We can’t […]

CLEVELAND – Mayor Frank G. Jackson and Chief of Police Michael McGrath proudly announce that the 2012 City of Cleveland Gun Buy-Back will be held on Saturday, October 20, 2012, at Public Safety Central located at 2001 Payne Avenue.  In exchange for operable handguns, citizens will be given a $100 gas, Target or food gift card […]