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  • Driver who fled crash after striking 5-year-old gets...

    2 hrs ago | via Cleveland.com 

    A Bedford man was sentenced to a year in prison Thursday for fleeing the scene of a crash that killed a 5-year-old boy who was struck as he ran to catch a school bus in 2013. Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Judge Peter Corrigan said he understood the family's pain in his sentencing of Jerome Lee, 25. But the judge stressed he was following state law.

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  • Quintuple Cleveland homicide seems to have gone cold

    14 hrs ago | via WKYC-TV Cleveland 

    Quintuple Cleveland homicide seems to have gone cold When quintuple homicides happen in Cleveland, they generate a lot of attention, headlines -- and investigators hope -- tips. Check out this story on WKYC.com: http://on.wkyc.com/1FZMXSc March 4, 2015: When quintuple homicides happen in Cleveland, they generate a lot of attention, headlines -- and investigators hope -- tips.

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  • Ohio couple arrested after 2 adopted girls crash van...

    18 hrs ago | via Cleveland.com 

    A husband and wife accused of making three of their adopted children virtual prisoners inside their home pleaded not guilty Wednesday in a case that began after prosecutors say two girls crashed the family van while trying to make their escape. The 58-year-old adopted father is charged with sexually abusing the two girls, now ages 17 and 14. He and his 64-year-old wife are both charged with kidnapping, felonious assault and endangering children in Ashtabula County, east of Cleveland.

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  • Vomiting incident leads to arrest of two people: Lyn...

    19 hrs ago | via Cleveland.com 

    Impaired driving, Mayfield Road: A Cleveland woman, 31, was arrested at 3:08 a.m. Feb. 27 for operating a vehicle while impaired. Officers were alerted to the incident when someone reported seeing her vehicle pull into a parking lot and the driver getting out and throwing up.

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  • Lawyer: Filing blaming boy for his own death was ins...

    Yesterday | via Marietta Times 

    The mother of a 12-year-old who had a pellet gun when he was fatally shot by Cleveland police said Tuesday that the city was disrespectful of her son by suggesting he died as a result of his own actions. Tamir Rice's mother addressed the city's response to her family's lawsuit a day after Mayor Frank Jackson apologized for wording in a court document in which the city's lawyers said the boy died as a result of his own actions.

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  • Rice Family Says City Should Apologize for Death, No...

    Yesterday | via WVIZ-TV Cleveland 

    After widespread criticism, Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson apologized Monday for language in a city court filing saying 12-year-old Tamir Rice was responsible for his own shooting death by police. Speaking at Cleveland's Olivet Institutional Baptist Church today, Rice's family called the incident part of a pattern of disrespect, as ideastream's Joanna Richards reports.

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  • Tamir Rice's mom says city's response to lawsuit 'di...

    Tuesday | via Reuters 

    Attorneys representing the family of slain 12-year-old Tamir Rice from Cleveland, Ohio say they were shocked by the city's response to a federal lawsuit. Rough Cut .

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  • Tamir Rice's mom: No apology yet for killing my son

    Tuesday | via WKYC-TV Cleveland 

    The family of 12-year-old Tamir Rice is speaking out at a press conference now in response to the city pitting blame of the deadly Tamir Rice's mom: No apology yet for killing my son CLEVELAND -- The family of 12-year-old Tamir Rice is speaking out at a press conference now in response to the city pitting blame of the deadly Check out this story on WKYC.com: http://on.wkyc.com/1BDn9MI CLEVELAND -- The family of 12-year-old Tamir Rice spoke out at a press conference Tuesday in response to the city pitting blame of the deadly November incident on Tamir. The scheduled 11 a.m. start time was delayed nearly an hour until the conclusion of Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu's speech to Congress in an effort to accommodate the media.

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  • Judge refuses to toss out key witness' guilty plea i...

    Tuesday | via Cleveland.com 

    A judge Tuesday refused to throw out the guilty plea of a key witness who dodged the witness stand in the trial of Heartless Felons leader Julius Webster. Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Judge Michael Astrab said he found no reasonable and legitimate reason to allow Robert Porter to back out of his plea deal with prosecutors.

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  • Cleveland mayor apologizes after city blames Tamir R...

    Tuesday | via The Washington Post 

    The mayor of Cleveland has apologized after the city filed a court document blaming Tamir Rice for his own death in a police shooting last year. Rice was 12. The document stated that Rice's death was caused "by the failure ... to exercise due care to avoid injury," Leila Atassi reports for The Plain Dealer .

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  • Cleveland Mayor Apologizes for City Filing in Tamir ...

    Monday | via WVIZ-TV Cleveland 

    Cleveland's mayor is apologizing for a city court filing that suggested 12-year-old Tamir Rice was responsible for his own fatal shooting by police. ideastream's Nick Castele reports the brief was filed in response to a lawsuit by the family.

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  • Cleveland blames boy for fatal police shooting

    Monday | via Norwalk Reflector 

    The lawyer representing the family of Tamir Rice, the 12-year-old African-American with a toy gun shot to death by a white Cleveland police officer, reacted angrily on Monday to city arguments that the boy was responsible for the shooting. Rice was shot by Officer Timothy Loehmann on Nov. 22 as the child played in a Cleveland park, roiling civil rights groups across the nation.

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  • Cleveland's Worst

    Monday Mar 2 | via Slate Magazine 

    Last month, in his speech on race and law enforcement , FBI Director James Comey asked Americans to better "see" police officers as full people. Yes, he declared, "those of us in law enforcement must re-double our efforts to resist bias and prejudice."

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  • Cleveland city worker shot while letting dog outside...

    Monday Mar 2 | via Cleveland.com 

    A city employee was shot several times in the driveway of his East Side home Monday morning in the latest outbreak of violence in the city's Fourth District. The man, a 45-year-old inspector with the city's Division of Water Pollution Control , walked outside his East 146th Street home to warm up his city-issued car before work, Cleveland police said.

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  • Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson apologizes to family o...

    Monday Mar 2 | via Cleveland.com 

    Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson on Monday issued an apology to the family of Tamir Rice, stating that city lawyers were wrong to suggest in a trial brief that the 12-year-old brought about his own death when a Cleveland police officer shot and killed him in November. During a news conference at City Hall, Jackson said the city's Law Department was trying, in good faith, to protect the city's legal position in a wrongful death lawsuit filed by Tamir's family.

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  • Akron man gets life sentence for murder; Amish beard...

    Monday Mar 2 | via Cleveland.com 

    A judge sentenced an Akron man to life in prison today for fatally shooting his neighbor over a long-brewing dispute. Federal prosecutors believe the 16 Amish people who will be re-sentenced by a federal judge this afternoon for a series of beard-cutting attacks in 2011 still have not shown they understand the harm they caused.

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  • City of Cleveland: 12-year-old Tamir Rice caused his...

    Sunday Mar 1 | via The Raw Story 

    According to court documents obtained by BuzzFeed's Stephanie McNeal, the city of Cleveland, Ohio is claiming that 12-year-old Tamir Rice's death - as well as the pain and suffering caused to his family by it - was his own fault. Tamir Rice was shot and killed while playing with a plastic gun in a park last November.

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  • Ibrahim Ashmawey, Sayed Badrawy and Omar Ashmawey

    Sunday Mar 1 | via Egypt Today 

    Race relations are currently a hot topic in the United States, following a series of high-profile cases where black men have been killed by local police officers or by white citizens. Events such as the 2012 shooting of Trayvor Martin in Florida by George Zimmerman; the August 2014 police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri; and the November 2014 police shooting of 12-year-old Tamir Rice in Cleveland, Ohio sparked large and sometimes violent protests.

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  • Two dead, four injured in separate shootings on viol...

    Saturday Feb 28 | via Cleveland.com 

    Police have only announced one arrest in four different East Side shootings early Saturday that left two men dead and four others injured. The shootings all happened in a three-hour span within a few miles of one another.

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  • Accused serial rapist nabbed

    Friday Feb 27 | via Norwalk Reflector 

    Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Timothy J. McGinty announced that an alleged serial rapist accused of crimes that date back to 2001 has been indicted and arrested through the efforts of the Cuyahoga County Sexual Assault Kit Task Force. Darrell Blackmon, 52, was arrested Thursday morning at a home on East 131st Street in Cleveland by a team that included Cuyahoga County Sheriff's Office deputies and Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation agents.

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Cleveland Law

I also owe restitution but my probation officer isn't really enforcing it. Looked on court docket and no mention of extension. Looked on co-defendant docket his probation officer put in extensive for 2 more years to pay restitution. My 3 years is up yesterday with no word of extension, can they file extension after 3 year time frame? Am I off probation? I haven't spoke to my officer cause I don't want to remind him that 3 years is up and he file extension. Any suggestions?
The first thing I would suggest is that you pay the restitution. Most courts will not terminate a probation until the...
will a misdemeanor bench warrant from 4 years ago in north carolina prevent me from getting a license in ohio? My license is currently a nc license and it is suspended. Im not sure if it is suspended from/by ohio or north carolina the only thing legal in ohio is fines from traffic tickets. If i pay the fines in ohio can i get an ohio drivers license; without dealing with the misdemeanor bench warrant out of nc?
Ohio will not give you a driver's license with a pending out-of-state suspension. You will have to deal with the...
The paper went undetected by police officers. It took three blows to get a reading.
The officer's are supposed to observe the subject for 20 minutes prior to a test to make sure there is nothing in the...
My finance was charged in Lake County with a third degree felony OVI with a specification.. He recieved 8 years with no accident and this is my 7th OVI in 20 years.. the Court gave him an appellate attorney and she filed on the fact that he recieved an excessive sentence.. I filed a 26(B) application stating that the Specification under KLEMBUS out of 8th district violated Equal protection and should be removed.. The prosecutor responded stating that he was charged with 4511.19(A)(1)(a) but was sentenced under 4511.19(G)(1)(D) however none of the record states that. the sentencing journal entry says 4511.19(A)(1)(a) and since the Court speaks through the journal entry is he not right that he is charged and sentenced under this? Also the appellate Court denied his application stating that he was charged with (G)(1)(D) as well which leads us to believe that they never read his appeal but only the prosecutors.. I am now filed with the Supreme court and received an opposition from the prosecutor stating that his case is different from Klembus because he was charged with the (G)(1)(d) and not (A)(1)(a) as he was.. but his journal entry says different and there is nothing n the transcript or anywhere that states (G)(1)(d). What do I do?
I am extremely confused as you jump between your fiance being charged but this being your 7th OVI in 20 years and you...
There is an assault charge, OVI refusal and criminal damaging. The criminal damaging will be dismissed because there is no evidence to prove that I committed the crime but I missed a court date thinking it had been moved with the other charges that were moved to a new date and now there is a warrant for my arrest. How long will the warrant be good and how long does the county have to prosecute.
Because you failed to show, the speedy trial time stopped running so there is no limit on the time they have to bring...
I was not drinking nor was I intoxicated and I've never gotten any ticket or alcohol related think on my record.
No, it's not cop harassment. It could be considered "cop rudeness," or "cop arrogance." On the other hand,...
This is the 6th DUI in 20 years.
Felonies in Ohio have a statute of limitations of 6 years. I would speak with an attorney who specializes in this...