Cleveland mayor's grandson indicted on weapon charges by Cuyahoga County Grand Jury

Cleveland mayor's grandson indicted on weapon charges by Cuyahoga County Grand Jury

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson's live-in grandson, Frank Q. Jackson, has been indicted by a Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas Grand Jury following his June 9 arrest by Cleveland Metropolitan Housing Authority Police.

Jackson has been charged with Carrying Concealed Weapons and Improper Handling Firearms In A Motor Vehicle. This, after CMHA police initiated a traffic stop and found a .40 caliber Glock, at least 85 bullets, marijuana and a digital scale.

Jackson is expect to be arraigned in court of Aug. 4, 2017.

This the second run-in with police since April, when he was pulled over for allowing a person to ride in the bed of his pick-up truck. One person riding along with Jackson had a warrant out for an attempted murder charge, and another rider was charged with having a weapon without a concealed carry permit.

"If many of the kids have guns, and young men have guns, they are going to have friends who have guns," the mayor previously said about the April incident. "Don't think I don't have a conversation. That's why he doesn't carry a gun. That's why he doesn't steal. That's why he doesn't sell drugs. Because I have these conversations with him" says Mayor Frank Jackson in an interview about his grandson earlier this year.

Back in July 2016, Jackson was arrested for illegally riding a dirt bike, he was found guilty and entered Selective Intervention Program with Cleveland Municipal Court.

Following Jackson's June arrest, Mayor Frank Jackson released the following statement:

"Frank is my grandson and as any parent or grandparent who has raised children in a challenging environment knows, there is a constant worry about their well being.  This is a family issue that is both deeply personal and painful to me and my family."

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