EAST CLEVELAND, Ohio — Eleven more current and former East Cleveland Police officers have been indicted for committing crimes, including beating, kicking and violently assaulting members of the very community they were sworn to serve and protect.
The Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office and the Cleveland Division of the FBI held a news conference Wednesday afternoon to announce public corruption and civil rights violation indictments against 11 current and former East Cleveland police officers.In attendance were Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Michael C. O’Malley, Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Gregory Mussman and FBI Special Agent in Charge Gregory Nelson.
“The real victim here was the entire city, all the citizens of East Cleveland, who had to live in a city with fear. To do everyday chores, to get simply pulled over and the fear of what may happen when they were simply pulled over or perhaps confronted while walking the streets. And it’s hard for me to imagine what they’ve had to endure,” O’Malley said.