The actor was found guilty in five counts but acquitted in one count.

CLEVELAND– The jury reached a verdict on Thursday in the case of a man accused of hitting and killing an Ohio State Highway Patrol trooper on Interstate 90. Joshua Gaspar, 37, faced multiple counts in connection with the Sept. 15, 2016 crash that claimed the life of Ohio State Highway Patrol Trooper Kenneth Velez. The 48-year-old trooper was […]

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – The Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office announced Monday morning a verdict was reached in the trial against Donnell Lindsey, the man accused of shooting and killing a 3-year-old toddler. The jury found Lindsey guilty in the felony murder of the boy. He was also found guilty on multiple counts of felonious assault, attempted murder, and […]

EAST CLEVELAND, Ohio — A Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court jury awarded a man $22 million Tuesday after he sued East Cleveland police for beating him and locking him in a closet. Now, East Cleveland Law Director Willa Mae Hemmons says she believes that verdict won’t stand. She filed an appeal with the Ohio Supreme Court before the […]

CLEVELAND– A Cuyahoga County jury convicted an East Cleveland man in the deaths of three women. On Thursday, Michael Madison, 37, was found guilty on 14 counts, including aggravated murder, rape, kidnapping and abuse of a corpse. The jurors concluded Madison met specifications, making him eligible for the death penalty. The bodies of Angela Deskins, Shetisha Sheeley and […]

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – After less than two days of deliberations the jury in the Michael Madison trial have come back with a verdict. Madison is accused of murdering Shetisha Sheeley, Angela Deskins and Shirellda Terry whose bodies were found in July 2013 in East Cleveland. Police found the first victim on July 19, 2013 after answering a […]

The civil rights attorney called the ex-Oklahoma officer’s sentencing a rare opportunity to get full justice for his clients, who are poor, Black, and female.   Ben Crump, the civil rights attorney and president of the National Bar Association, called an ex-Oklahoma City officer’s sentencing a rare opportunity to get full justice for his clients […]

CLEVELAND – The American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio has filed a lawsuit against the city of Cleveland on behalf of four people arrested at a protest after the Brelo verdict . According to the Associated Press, the protesters claim they were trapped in an ally and weren’t given a chance to leave. They also […]

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – A report out Monday in the New York Times says the city of Cleveland has reached a settlement with the Justice Department over what federal authorities said was a pattern of unconstitutional policing and excessive use of force. The settlement is expected to be announced sometime this week. News of an […]

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) –A special arraignment was held Memorial Day for those protesters formally charged in weekend violence after the Michael Brelo verdict. Cleveland Police Chief, Calvin Williams said 71 people were arrested; 39 men, 16 women and the rest were juveniles. 56 of those protesters appeared in court Monday, the bulk of them charged […]

CLEVELAND — Civil rights activist Rev. Al Sharpton is expected to appear at a local church in Cleveland next week. According to Reverend Jawanza Colvin, he is scheduled to speak at Olivet Institutional Baptist Church. Later this week, members of local churches plan to march to the Justice Center to call for comprehensive reform of […]

Dozens of protesters were arrested after a Cleveland, Ohio judge found Officer Michael Brelo, 31, not guilty of felony involuntary manslaughter in the November 2012 shooting deaths of Malissa Williams, 30, and Timothy Russell, 43, CNN reports. RELATED: Cleveland Cop Who Fired 49 of 137 Shot Barrage Killing Two Unarmed African Americans: Not Guilty As previously reported by NewsOne, […]