Cuyahoga County


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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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McAlpin Faces Death Penalty for Murder of Car Lot Owners

Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Michael C. O’Malley announced that Joseph McAlpin was re-indicted on capital charges for the murder of Trina Tomola and Michael Kuznik. “The Capital Review Committee thoroughly reviewed the facts and circumstances surrounding this case and the decision was made to seek capital charges against McAlpin,” said Prosecutor O’Malley. more...

Gang Member Sentenced to 15 Years for Murder

A member of the Heartless Felons received a 15-year sentence in Cuyahoga County for murder, just a week after receiving a 14 1/2 year sentenced in federal court for a series of carjackings in Cleveland's Tremont neighborhood. more...

Vicario Sentenced 31-to-Life for Mass Shooting

Erik J. Vicario was sentenced to life without the possibility of parole for 31 years for the shooting death of Michael Matthews and the shooting of four others. more...

Cuyahoga County Grand Jury Indicts Liang for Aggravated Murder of Fairview Park Woman

Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Michael O’Malley announced that a Grand Jury indicted Jiansen Liang, 33, for the death of 33-year-old Quhong Chen, who was found dead in her Fairview Park apartment. more...

Uloma Curry-Walker Sentenced to Life Without Possibility of Parole for the Murder-for-Hire of Beloved Cleveland Firefighter

Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Michael C. O’Malley announced that Uloma Curry-Walker was sentenced to life without the possibility of parole for the murder of her husband Lt. William “Will” Walker. more...

In The News

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Wife of Slain Cleveland Firefighter Convicted of Murder-for-Hire Plot

The wife of a Cleveland firefighter was convicted Friday of soliciting his death to collect on insurance money. more...

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...