CLEVELAND - The FOX 8 I TEAM has confirmed through multiple sources, that the Cuyahoga County Sheriff’s Department has now completed its investigation into the police shooting of Brandon Jones.
We’ve learned the investigative file has now been turned over to the county prosecutor’s office to decide if the shooting was justified.
Cleveland police shot and killed Jones last March after they say he had broken into a store near Parkwood and Primrose on the city’s east side. Police said no weapon was found, and they said officers got into a struggle with Jones as they tried to arrest him.
The sheriff’s department does not make recommendations when turning over investigations into police shootings. The county prosecutor’s office has made a point of having police use-of-force cases reviewed by grand juries to decide if any charges should be filed.
The mother of Brandon Jones recently filed a wrongful death civil lawsuit against the city of Cleveland and the officers involved.