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Cuyahoga County forensic chemist fired for clearing sample with cocaine

Jessica Yang, Social Media Editor

July 16, 2015

We boil down what happened in Cleveland this week. Cuyahoga County forensic chemist fired for clearing sample with cocaine Gagandeep Sran, a forensic chemist for the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s Office, was fired after investigators found that he cleared a sample that contained crack cocaine. Sran reported that the incident was his...

Cleveland firefighter investigated for anti-LGBT social media comment

Nardine Taleb, Staff Reporter

July 9, 2015

We boil down what happened in Cleveland this week.  Cleveland firefighter investigated for anti-LGBT social media comment  Cleveland firefighter Guy Estergall has caused a heated controversy after posting an anti-LGBT comment on the Humans of New York page. A 13 year-old boy was being featured on the page with the caption: “I’m homos...

Group calls for probe into racist tweets from a Cleveland police officer

Jessica Yang, Social Media Editor

July 2, 2015

We boil down what happened in Cleveland this week. Group calls for probe into racist tweets from a Cleveland police officer The Council on American-Islamic Relations has requested a probe into Sergeant Frank Woyma’s Twitter feed, which features tweets of racist statements, including retweets with the caption, “We will turn back the Muslim hordes” as we...

Sheriff’s Department takes over Tanisha Anderson investigation

Nardine Taleb, Staff Reporter

June 26, 2015

We boil down what happened in Cleveland this week. Sheriff’s Department takes over Tanisha Anderson investigation In a press release given June 23, the Cuyahoga County Sheriff’s Department announced that it will be taking over the investigation of the Tanisha Anderson case. Anderson was a 37-year-old woman who died ...

Tamir Rice activists say that the prosecutor’s office turned them away as they tried to ask questions about the investigation

Jessica Yang, Social Media Editor

June 18, 2015

We boil down what happened in Cleveland this week. Tamir Rice activists say that the prosecutor’s office turned them away as they tried to ask questions about the investigation Days after the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office released their investigation into Tamir Rice’s death, four activists are alleging that they were turned away...

Community leaders push for charges in Tamir Rice case

Julia Bianco, Director of Web and Multimedia

June 10, 2015

We boil down what happened in Cleveland this week. Community leaders push for charges in Tamir Rice case Although the case of Tamir Rice, a twelve year old boy who was killed by Cleveland police officer Timothy Loehmann in November, was recently referred to the county prosecutor, community leader...

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

There are a range of concerts to attend across Cleveland this Friday and Saturday.

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 ...

Michael Brelo trial nearing verdict; Akron faces two different sexual assault cases; Hawken car crash kills two, injures two

Nardine Taleb, Staff Reporter

May 16, 2015

We boil down what happened this week in Cleveland. Michael Brelo trial nearing verdict; some officers file reverse racism lawsuit  Nine of the 13 officers involved in the murders of Timothy Russell and Malissa Williams are filing a lawsuit against police department leaders for giving them harsher s...

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