Video shows Robert Banks Jr. had his hands in the air when he was shot in March 2022. The city said the shooting was "improper" and the officer should have faced internal discipline, but they do not believe the former police chief ever referred the incident for an internal affairs investigation.
After a brief police pursuit ended in a bad crash in Cleveland back in March, East Cleveland Police Commander Larry McDonald, the only officer involved in the chase, left the scene without stopping to check on the driver.
No one wants to be involved in an active shooter event, but the Public Safety Training Center on the Cuyahoga Community College campus in Parma Heights is helping to train first responders on how to handle such incidents.
For the first time, we’re hearing from the retired Cleveland Patrolman Anthony Espada, who was first to respond to the scene at Seymour Avenue nearly 10 years ago, along with his partner Mike Tracey who couldn’t believe his eyes.
Advances in DNA technology have allowed law enforcement agencies across the country to crack decades-old cold cases. It’s also helped investigators put criminals behind bars faster, but a 19 News investigation found that in Cuyahoga County, it’s been taking forensic scientists longer to process DNA in murder and rape cases.
On Thursday, 19 News obtained body camera video from a February 2022 traffic stop that is now at the center of a federal excessive force lawsuit against the Walton Hills police department and Officer C.J. Schmidt.