Cuyahoga County Prosecutor

"Justice delayed is justice denied." -- William E. Gladstone

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Child Abuse/ Neglect  216.696.KIDS
Children Who Witness Violence  216.443.7345
Crime Stoppers  216.252.7463
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Domestic Violence Help  216.391.4357
Elder Abuse  216.420.6700
Environmental Crime  800.282.9378
MADD/Victim-Survivor Help  877.MADD.HELP
Ohio Consumer Protection  800.282.0515
Rape Crisis Center Help  216.619.6192
Suicide Prevention  216.623.6888

In The Community








A letter to the community
regarding Police Use of Deadly Force cases

When I ran for Cuyahoga County Prosecutor in 2012, I promised to change the way we handled investigations when a police officer shoots and kills a civilian in the line of duty. It used to be that the prosecutor personally reviewed the police investigation of a civilian death and made a decision whether or not to charge. If there was an investigation, it likely was just a series of police reports, none of them shared with the public. That allowed suspicions to develop as to what actually happened. Community confidence suffered, and the opportunity to learn practical lessons regarding tactics, training and equipment was lost. The last thing anyone wants is for history to repeat itself if an error or a crime occurred.

Read the entire letter here.

News from the Prosecutor’s Office

Man who murdered two women at Chagrin Falls assisted living facility gets 66 years to life in prison

A Chardon man has been sentenced to 66 years to life in prison for the shooting deaths of two women at the Hamlet Village assisted living facility in Chagrin Falls, Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Timothy J. McGinty announced today. more...

Indictment targets diet clinic “pill mill”

The owner and key employees of three now-shuttered Greater Cleveland area diet clinics — including a doctor and a nurse — have been indicted for running a pill mill that illegally sold more than a million doses of amphetamines, Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Timothy J. McGinty announced today.
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Pair Sentenced to Prison for Theft from Legendary Golfer

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Tim McGinty announced today that two Brecksville residents have been sentenced to serve time in prison after being convicted of stealing money from legendary late professional golfer Charles Sifford Sr.
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Little Italy robbers who pistol whipped priest all get prison sentences

Three men who pistol whipped a priest and robbed three others in Cleveland's Little Italy neighborhood were sentenced to prison Thursday.
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Golf legend Charlie Sifford's son sentenced to prison for pilfering estate

The youngest son of African-American golf pioneer Charlie Sifford was sentenced to 36 months in prison Thursday for robbing his father's estate. more...