Cuyahoga County Prosecutor

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


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Crime Stoppers  216.252.7463
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Elder Abuse  216.420.6700
Environmental Crime  800.282.9378
MADD/Victim-Survivor Help  877.MADD.HELP
Ohio Consumer Protection  800.282.0515
Rape Crisis Center Help  216.619.6192
Suicide Prevention  216.623.6888

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

Attorney indicted for tampering with evidence in Sherman murder case

An attorney has been indicted on charges that he tampered with evidence, misled the victim and purposely lied to police investigating the 2013 murder of Aliza Sherman outside the downtown Cleveland office building where his law offices were located, Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Timothy J. McGinty announced today.


Indictments target abuse of RTA Paratransit services

A Cuyahoga County Grand Jury has indicted three individuals on charges that they fraudulently used public transportation designed to serve individuals with disabilities to instead provide rides for themselves, friends and family members, Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Timothy J. McGinty announced today. more...

Prosecutor offers suggestions to legislators on police use of deadly force cases

The following letter was sent today by Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Timothy J. McGinty to all members of the Ohio General Assembly:


Cuyahoga County Juvenile Court and the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor prohibit any child under Court supervision from possessing a facsimile firearm

Cuyahoga County Juvenile Court and the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office are launching another initiative designed to improve community safety and the accountability of juveniles and other offenders under the court’s jurisdiction. more...

Jury finds man nicknamed "Apples" guilty of raping two women

A Cleveland man nicknamed "Apples" was found guilty in two rapes  linked together as part of an investigation into untested sexual assault evidence. more...