Fatal shootings. Suspects in custody. This scenario plays out many times in NE Ohio, but one such case has us asking questions about our priorities.
The Canton Police Department's K9 Unit in Stark County recently lost Jethro, a police dog. The suspect in the case, Kelontre Barefield, exchanged gunfire with police killing Jethro before Barefield was captured and received a $5 million bond.
A $5 million bond for the shooting death of a police dog? We understand there were additional charges, but there are other cases with lesser bonds in northeast Ohio.
Here in Cleveland, three kids from three separate incidents were gunned down last year. All of the shooting suspects, in those cases, received bonds between $1 and $1.5 million.
I'm Dominic Mancuso and that's how we see it.
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