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

Man sentenced to 6.5 years in deadly accident

A man responsible for the deaths of two people after he lost control –while intoxicated— of a car that had been modified for racing, has been sentenced to six and a half years in prison, Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Timothy J. McGinty announced today.
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Gunman gets life sentence in murder of 5-year-old

Marlon A. Hackett Jr. could spend up to life in prison for last September’s murder of 5-year-old Ramon Burnett, Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Timothy J. McGinty announced today. more...

Rape kit testing leads to 500th indictment

A major milestone in the fight to bring justice for hundreds of rape survivors in Cuyahoga County. Suspect number 500 has been indicted thanks to DNA testing of backlogged rape kits. more...

Testing of rape kits hits prosecuting milestone

Local leaders marked a milestone Wednesday: The 500th man faces rape charges in Cuyahoga County based on the testing and investigation of sexual assault evidence kits that were overlooked.

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How rape kit DNA and an intrepid investigator unraveled a serial rape case

By the time Stacey Fifer started investigating John Doe #2, he was already the suspect in six rapes. more...