LAKEWOOD, Ohio — A portion of Interstate 90 was dedicated Monday in honor of two fallen officers. Ohio State Highway Patrol Trooper Kenneth Velez and Cleveland Officer David Fahey Jr. were struck and killed within months of one another along the same stretch of freeway. “We want the family to know that we will never […]

LORAIN, Ohio – Police and other law enforcement officers from 19 states and parts of Canada gathered in Northeast Ohio Thursday to honor the life of Ohio State Highway Patrol trooper Kenneth Velez. Velez, 48, was struck and killed Sept. 15 by a vehicle while conducting traffic enforcement on Interstate 90 in Cleveland. Tributes for officers […]

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – A 37-year-old man was charged Friday in the death of State Highway patrol trooper Kenneth Velez. A driver crashed into the veteran trooper Thursday on Interstate 90 near the Cleveland-Lakewood border. Joshua Gaspar appeared in court Saturday morning on charges in Velez’s death. The judge placed the Columbia Station man on a $500,000 bond. Gaspar […]

CLEVELAND – An Ohio state trooper was struck and killed by a vehicle on Interstate 90 near McKinley Avenue in Cleveland. The trooper, identified as Kenneth Velez, 48, was struck outside his patrol car around 12:52 p.m. Traffic is backed up on I-90 as far as W. 98th Street. The westbound lanes are currently closed from […]

The victim says Samuel H. McHenry II handcuffed and assaulted her after she was involved in a car accident he was sent to investigate.   Former Alabama state trooper Samuel H. McHenry II, who was accused of handcuffing and raping a woman, plead guilty to misdemeanor sexual misconduct, reported. But he will only serve […]

The story of Sandra Bland, the 28-year-old who was found dead in a Texas jail cell earlier this month, was given more context on Tuesday when dash camera footage of her arrest by Texas trooper Brian Encinia was released. The nearly hour-long video shows an opposite portrait of what the 30-year-old officer painted in his […]