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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Court Orders Board-Up of East Cleveland's Club Dew Drop

County Prosecutor Michael O’Malley announced that the County Prosecutor’s Office, working in partnership with the East Cleveland Police, obtained a court order to board up Club Dew Drop on Euclid Avenue. more...

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...

In The News

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Man found guilty in Parma gas station killing

A jury has found a 21-year-old Parma man guilty of aggravated murder and more than a dozen other charges in the November 2015 killing of a gas station owner during a botched robbery. more...

Cleveland rapper and former basketball standout sentenced

A Cleveland-based hip hop artist and a former high school basketball standout were among three members of a street gang sentenced Monday for a gang-related gunfight last year in Cleveland Heights. more...

Three teens in custody for month-long violent crime spree

Two 14-year-olds and one 17-year-old were involved in dozens of aggravated robberies and carjackings during a month-long crime spree.  more...

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...