Cuyahoga County Prosecutor

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

Hotlines

Child Abuse/ Neglect  216.696.KIDS
Children Who Witness Violence  216.443.7345
Crime Stoppers  216.252.7463
Cuyahoga County Whistleblowers  216.698.2999
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

Statement from Prosecutor Timothy J. McGinty on the jury’s recommendation of the death penalty for Michael Madison

"Justice is a virtue that assigns to every man his due, and if anyone was ever due this penalty, it is this cold-blooded, serial murderer..." more...

Jury recommends death penalty for East Cleveland serial killer Michael Madison

A Cuyahoga County jury recommended that convicted serial killer Michael Madison be put to death for killing three women and hiding their bodies near his East Cleveland apartment.
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Cleveland man sentenced in Ohio City hit-and-run carjacking

A Cleveland man will spend eight years in prison for a violent carjacking that left a 67-year-old Ohio City woman in the hospital. more...

Police use of deadly force in I-480 shooting ruled justifiable

The Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office has completed its review and concluded that the six police officers who shot and killed Michael Brennan on Interstate 480 after a high-speed chase last October were legally justified in their use of deadly force. more...

Cleveland man gets prison for sex with 12-year-old he met online

A Cleveland man will spend seven years in prison for having sex with an 12-year-old girl he met on a dating website. more...