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Timeline: Everything you need to know about the Michael Brelo case, and its aftermath

Timeline: Everything you need to know about the Michael Brelo case, and its aftermath

Julia Bianco, Director of Web and Multimedia

June 5, 2015

You’ve probably been hearing a lot about Michael Brelo, the Cleveland police officer who was recently acquitted after a high profile trial for the killing of Timothy Russell and Malissa Williams, two African Americans who were killed after a 25-minute car chase with more than 30 officers from the Cleveland Division of Police, including Brelo. His acquittal led to protests ar...

Possible legalization of marijuana worries businesses

Jessica Yang, Social Media Editor

June 3, 2015

We boil down what happened in Cleveland this week. Possible legalization of marijuana worries businesses A proposal to amend Ohio’s constitution to legalize sale, use and possession of marijuana leaves employers worried. The language used in the proposal states that employers should not have t...

Drug arrest; Museum offering lake tours; Home invasion in Akron; Cleveland Heights deals with water system deficit; Man accused of being in Mafia

Jessica Yang, Social Media Editor

May 20, 2015

We boil down what happened in Cleveland this week. Akron man who bragged that his drugs killed 15 people pleads guilty Richard Sandy, 22, pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter and aggravated drug trafficking, which lead to the death of 26-year-old, Alicia Dice. Sandy faces up to 11 years ...

CWRU Police Blotter, April 9 to April 15

April 17, 2015

April 10: Felony theft—laptop computer taken from classroom, Bingham Building. April 11: Obstructing official business—fake ID presented at door, Jolly Scholar. April 11: Theft from motor vehicle—jacket taken from police cruiser, Triangle Two Building. April 11: Criminal damage—window...

So long, farewell, auf wiedersehen, goodbye

Sgt. Jeffrey Daberko and Officer Mark Chavis

April 17, 2015

We have reached the end of the academic year and the final On the Beat column. Commencement 2015, which once seemed like a distant mirage, is now right around the corner. The Case Western Reserve University Police Department will go from dealing with a bustling student-filled campus to watching tumbleweeds...

CWRU Police Blotter, April 2 to April 8

April 10, 2015

April 2: Petty theft—cell phone taken from common area, Norton House. April 2: Felony theft—wallet taken from common area, Norton House. April 3: Bicycle theft—bike taken from rack, Staley House. April 4: Trespass/underage drinking—students found on private property with beer, Cleveland Botanical...

CWRU Police Blotter, March 25 to April 1

April 3, 2015

March 26: Obstructing official business—fake ID presented at door, The Jolly Scholar. March 27: Assault—employee assaulted by former boyfriend, Case School of Dental Medicine. March 28: Obstructing official business—fake ID presented at door, The Jolly Scholar. March 28: Theft—bicycle,...

Hill street blues

Sgt. Jeffrey Daberko and Officer Mark Chavis

April 3, 2015

Unless you have been living in a cave, you have probably noticed that the police have been in the headlines a lot lately. From events in distant places like Missouri and New York City to events here in Cleveland itself, the relationship between the police and the communities they serve has been placed...

CWRU Police Blotter, March 18 to March 24

March 27, 2015

March 18: Petty theft—items stolen from kitchen by juvenile suspects, Jolly Scholar Thwing Center. March 22: Criminal damage—lounge furniture destroyed, Clarke Tower. March 23: Robbery—two male suspects entered occupied apartment and took items, Hessler Road.

Apple picking

Sgt. Jeffrey Daberko and Officer Mark Chavis

March 27, 2015

When historians look back at the 21st century, they may decide to classify it as the century of the cellphone. Here at Case Western Reserve University it seems almost everyone has one and they can be used for everything from identifying bird calls to ordering pizza. Actually conversing with your fellow...

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