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


Reports and Publications

  • 2016 Report to the Public (Published December 2016)

News from the Prosecutor’s Office

Press Releases

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Tainted East Cleveland convictions overturned

The convictions of four more individuals whose cases had been investigated by corrupt former East Cleveland police officers were overturned today, and the charges against them dismissed by Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court Administrative and Presiding Judge John J. Russo. more...

Westlake Police use of deadly force ruled justifiable

The Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office has completed its review and concluded that Westlake Police Officers Stephen Krebs and Anthony Lavolpa were legally justified in their use of deadly force when they shot and killed 26-year-old Devan Desnoyers on October 10, 2016. more...

Tenants and landlords indicted for $1.2M voucher fraud

Tenants and landlords who defrauded the Housing Choice Voucher Program (HCVP), for more than $1.2 million were indicted last week, The Grand Jury voted the charges of Fraud and Tampering with Records against 52 defendants in 32 cases. more...

Prosecutor McGinty's statement on Douglas Shine Jr. sentence

The State respectfully, but profoundly, disagrees with this decision. Every single juror heard the same, minimal evidence of mitigation and rejected it. more...

Lorain man indicted for preying on young girls

A 29-year-old Lorain County man has been indicted on charges including Rape and Kidnapping, stemming from two shockingly brazen attacks that targeted young girls in Cleveland and Elyria, Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Timothy J. McGinty announced this afternoon. more...

In The News

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Centralized booking among court reform goals of Prosecutor O'Malley

Newly elected Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Michael O'Malley brings a spirit of cooperation to his job that may bode well for local efforts at court reform. more...

Cleveland rapper Lil Cray accused of offering bribes

A 19-year-old hip hop artist free on bond on attempted murder and gang charges tried to bribe Cuyahoga County sheriff's deputies not to take him to jail after a night of drinking and gambling, records say. more...

Prosecutor Michael C. O'Malley takes office

Michael C. O'Malley was sworn in as Cuyahoga County's 41st prosecuting attorney on Tuesday, ushering in what he promised to be a new era of public confidence in the prosecutor's office. more...

Four drug cases tied to corrupt East Cleveland cops dropped

Four men convicted in drug cases investigated by corrupt East Cleveland detectives had their charges dropped Thursday in Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court. more...

Serial robber known as the 'Bearded Bandit' sentenced to 16 years

Dawud Wilson, known as the 'Bearded Bandit', was sentenced to 16 years in prison after pleading no contest to a 32-count indictment for Aggravated Robbery, Robbery and Kidnapping. more...