Cuyahoga County


The Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office strives to be responsive to requests from news organizations about its cases and policy initiatives.

Media Contacts

Ryan Miday
Director of Communications and Public Policy

Kathleen Caffrey
Public Information Officer


News from the Prosecutor’s Office

Press Releases

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Man Indicted for Murder of Couple Who Owned E. 185th Street Car Lot

Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Michael C. O’Malley announced that Joseph McAlpin has been indicted for the murders of Trina Tomola and Michael Kuznik. more...

Lindsey Guilty in the Murder of 3-year-old Major Howard

Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Michael C. O’Malley announced that Donnell Lindsey was found guilty for the drive-by-shooting that killed three-year-old Major Howard more...

Roaa Al-Dhanoon's Ex-Husband Indicted for Her Murder

Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Michael C. O'Malley announced that a grand jury handed down a 15-count indictment for Fahad M. Saeed for the murder of his ex-wife, Roaa Al-Dhanoon. more...

Sparks Henderson to Serve Five Life Sentences

Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Michael C. O'Malley announced that James Sparks Henderson III pleaded guilty for the murder of five persons and the attempted murder of a 9-year-old girl and 3-year-old boy. Judge John P. O'Donnell sentenced Henderson to five consecutive life terms of incarceration without the possibility of parole. more...

Guilty Verdict in Robbery-Turned-Murder

A Cuyahoga County jury found defendant Shawn Ladson guilty of twelve charges including Aggravated Murder, Murder, Aggravated Robbery, and Kidnapping stemming from an incident that left one person dead. more...

In The News

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ICAC Task Forces Make Arrests Across the U.S.

The National Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force is proud to announce that its members across the country arrested approximately 1,012 child exploitation offenders and conducted approximately 1,245 community presentations on Internet safety, during the months of April and May as part of “Operation Broken Heart IV.” more...

Driver sentenced to 25-years for fatal crash that killed three teens

A Cleveland man will spend 25 years in prison for a high-speed crash that killed three Euclid girls as he drove them to a party in Cleveland's Glenville neighborhood. more...

8 Indicted in Deer Poaching Ring

Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Michael C. O’Malley and the Ohio Department of Natural Resources announce the indictment of eight individuals who are part of a white tail deer-poaching enterprise that saw hundreds of animals illegally killed, resulting in nearly 3,000 pounds of deer meat, and netting of thousands of dollars in profit. more...

New Task Force Formed to Fight Human Trafficking

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine, Cuyahoga County Sheriff Clifford Pinkney, Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Michael O'Malley, U.S. Department of Homeland Security Investigations Acting Special Agent in Charge Steve Francis, and Independence Police Chief Michael Kilbane today announced the formation of a new task force that will work to fight human trafficking in Northeast Ohio.  more...

Aliza Sherman Attorney Sentenced for Lying and Inducing Panic

The disgraced divorce lawyer who lied to Aliza Sherman and Cleveland police homicide detectives before and after the Beachwood woman was stabbed to death outside his office was sentenced Tuesday to spend six months in jail. more...