Cuyahoga County Prosecutor

"Justice delayed is justice denied." -- William E. Gladstone

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Children Who Witness Violence  216.443.7345
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Elder Abuse  216.420.6700
Environmental Crime  800.282.9378
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In The Community




A letter to the community
regarding Police Use of Deadly Force cases

When I ran for Cuyahoga County Prosecutor in 2012, I promised to change the way we handled investigations when a police officer shoots and kills a civilian in the line of duty. It used to be that the prosecutor personally reviewed the police investigation of a civilian death and made a decision whether or not to charge. If there was an investigation, it likely was just a series of police reports, none of them shared with the public. That allowed suspicions to develop as to what actually happened. Community confidence suffered, and the opportunity to learn practical lessons regarding tactics, training and equipment was lost. The last thing anyone wants is for history to repeat itself if an error or a crime occurred.

Read the entire letter here.

News from the Prosecutor’s Office

Law enforcement takes aim at OTZ gang

In the latest concerted effort to disrupt street gangs operating in Greater Cleveland, delinquency charges have been filed in Cuyahoga County Juvenile Court against 11 members of a violent group called OTZ: Only the Zone. more...

Major heroin dealer draws 14-year sentence

Tevaughn Darling, known on the streets as “Big Baby,” has been sentenced to 14 years in prison for running a major heroin ring that operated on the East Side of Cleveland, Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Timothy J. McGinty announced today. more...

'Tag team' serial rapists will serve 30-year prison terms for 3 rapes solved by testing rape kits

A duo that prosecutors referred to as "tag team" serial rapists agreed to serve 30 years each in prison after evidence from previously untested rape kits linked them to the unsolved sexual assaults of three women. more...

Wife, three children indicted in death of 63-year-old family member

Murder charges have been filed against four family members. They are accused of causing the death of a 63-year-old man they were supposed to be taking care of around the clock.

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Two sentenced to prison for stalking 14-year-old boy, shooting him in the eye

Two men convicted of stalking a 14-year-old boy and shooting him in the face, will spend a combined 28 years in prison. more...