Ed Gallek

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    I TEAM: local rapper facing charges uses courtroom for video shoot

    CLEVELAND – The FOX 8 I TEAM is investigating why a local judge allowed his courtroom to be used by a local rapper to shoot part of a music video even as that rapper is facing serious criminal charges. The shoot took place in the courtroom of Judge Michael Ryan at the Cuyahoga County Juvenile Justice Center. He tells the I TEAM that his room was used for part of a video being produced for a song by a rapper […]

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    I TEAM: uncovering more mystery surrounding local police shooting

    HUDSON, Ohio – The FOX 8 I TEAM is uncovering more about a deadly police shooting in Hudson last month as an officer shot and killed a law student who’d come to Northeast Ohio from the Middle East. And the new developments add to the mystery. An officer shot Saif Al Ameri 5 times. Investigators have said he crashed on the turnpike, got out and ran off into the woods, then got into some kind of struggle with officer Ryan […]

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    ITEAM: more charges expected in arrest of Cleveland police officer

    PARMA, OH – The Fox 8 ITEAM has obtained more information about the arrest of a Cleveland police officer. Parma police say that they arrested a 51-year-old Parma man for allegedly beating and sexually assaulting his girlfriend on Saturday, January 14. The victim told police that the suspect entered her State Road home in the early morning hours and attacked her while she was sleeping. The suspect allegedly pointed a gun at the victim, hit her with it and then […]

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    Cleveland police officer arrested, jailed

    PARMA – Multiple sources confirm to the Fox 8 I-Team that a Cleveland police officer has been arrested by Parma police accused of a serious assault on an ex-girlfriend. The officer has not yet been officially charged so we are not naming him. He was arrested over the weekend. The incident that led to the arrest happened while the officer was off-duty. A Cleveland police spokesperson could not be reached to comment on the matter. Parma Police Captain Kevin Riley […]

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    City to rewrite West Side Market policy after FOX 8 I-Team asks questions

    CLEVELAND, Ohio– Cleveland City Hall says it will rewrite a policy putting new restrictions on vendors at the historic West Side Market after the FOX 8 I-Team started investigating. Many vendors have had stands at the market for decades, but they never saw anything like what they found in new lease agreements. They found, for the first time, a “Code of Conduct,” and it came with what amounts to a threat. It told the vendors if they talk to reporters […]

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    Administrative charge letters released for officers involved in Tamir Rice shooting

    CLEVELAND– City of Cleveland officials released administrative charge letters Friday for the officers who were involved in the shooting death of 12-year-old Tamir Rice. **See those, below** Police were called to the Cudell Recreation Center on Nov. 22, 2014 for a report of a male with a gun. When Officers Timothy Loehmann and Frank Garmback arrived, they encountered Rice. According to police, they ordered the 12-year-old to drop the weapon three times. Rice suffered two gunshot wounds and died the next […]

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    Missing package mystery: How did stash of boxes end up in illegal dump in Cleveland?

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — The FOX 8 I-Team is investigating a mystery of stolen packages that never made it to homes like yours. How did a stash of empty boxes from Amazon end up in an illegal dump? About 20 boxes shipped from Amazon never made it to the places where they were sent. Detectives found them empty at an illegal landfill near East 93rd and Meech in Cleveland. Those detectives are with a Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Environmental Crimes Task Force. Sgt. […]

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    I-Team: Cleveland police writing fewer traffic tickets… again

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — The FOX 8 I-Team has found yet another sharp drop in the number of traffic tickets written by Cleveland police. We found the number of tickets dropped for at least the third year in a row. Records from the Cleveland Municipal Court show, in 2016, Cleveland police wrote more than 9,000 fewer tickets than in the previous year. We’ve reported before on the trend. Officers and the police union have said, police nationwide are facing criticism over so […]

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    I-Team: Cleveland police reform group gets $250 an hour, what do you get?

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — The FOX 8 I-Team is asking what are you getting for your money with a group overseeing reform in the Cleveland Police Department? We’ve found some members of the group have already earned more than a hundred thousand bucks. This federal monitoring team has well over a dozen members with each earning $250 an hour. The group has been working on police reform in Cleveland for over a year, but to the average taxpayer what stands out […]

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    NTSB: Cockpit voice recorder on missing plane was working, captured entire accident

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — The National Transportation Safety Board told FOX 8 News on Wednesday, the cockpit voice recorder on the plane that went down in Lake Erie was working at the time of the crash.  The NTSB said the entire accident flight was captured on the recording. An NTSB spokesperson said, “An initial readout of the cockpit voice recorder (CVR) was conducted at NTSB’s recorder laboratory in Washington, DC on January 9, 2017.  The review indicated that the CVR worked […]

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    I TEAM: man found with gun inside jail

    CLEVELAND – The FOX 8 I TEAM has learned a man is facing charges after getting caught with a gun inside the Cleveland city jail even though he’d been arrested and patted down on the street. Records show charges against Duvalier Johnson. A police report shows he was stopped for speeding December 30, and he got hauled to jail for a contempt of court warrant. A jailer then found a “hard metal object” inside Johnson’s pants. The report shows that […]

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    I TEAM: pilot in plane crash had just been certified for that plane

    CLEVELAND – The FOX 8 I TEAM has uncovered new information about the pilot of a plane that disappeared over Lake Erie and the plane’s final moments. The I TEAM has found the plane crashed just weeks after the pilot had received approval to fly that kind of plane. A new posting by the Federal Aviation Administration shows on December 8, 2016, pilot John Fleming received certification or approval to fly the Cessna 525. Fleming’s Cessna 525 disappeared just after […]