Ed Gallek

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    I TEAM: senior citizens charged for using fake ID to buy booze

    CLEVELAND – Two senior citizens are facing charges for using a forged ID to buy liquor. However, this does not involve the kind of ID you might expect. Instead, records show Sharron and James Reed used a forged military ID. They’re accused of using that to buy liquor from the U.S. Coast Guard Exchange in Cleveland. There, military families can get deals on things and pay no taxes. Misdemeanor charges of alcohol offenses were filed in Cuyahoga County Court through […]

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    I TEAM: judges offered money to keep convicts out of prison

    CLEVELAND – The FOX 8 I TEAM is investigating a plan developed by state leaders that could keep more criminals on the street. The state is pushing a plan of rewarding judges for not sending people to prison. The goal is to encourage judges to keep more non-violent convicts out of prison. Under the plan, the state would pay counties $23/day for each convict not sent to prison. This covers criminals convicted of the lowest level felonies, and they must […]

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    I TEAM: exclusive video raises questions about police chases in Cleveland

    CLEVELAND – The FOX 8 I TEAM has obtained exclusive video of two recent chases by the Ohio Highway Patrol into Cleveland that led us to investigate. We looked into why we see state troopers chase vehicles again and again into Cleveland when city police rarely chase anyone. Video just released by the Patrol shows officers in a long chase two weeks ago with a suspected drunk driver that began on the highway and ended on narrow, inner city streets […]

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    I-Team: Explicit Photo at the heart of school investigation

    CLEVELAND- The FOX 8 I-TEAM has obtained an explicit photo at the center of an investigation at Brooklyn High School. Last week, the school district placed a teacher on leave, and Brooklyn Police began investigating possible misconduct between the teacher and students. Now, the I-TEAM has a photo of a topless woman with a message at the bottom: “You better not be showing these.” We’ve learned that photo has been passed around between boys and girls, and it is part […]

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    I-Team finds thousands of criminal cases not getting investigated in Cleveland

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — The FOX 8 I TEAM has found thousands of criminal cases not getting investigated in Cleveland. And, this is not the first we’ve heard of it, so we’re asking what’s being done about it? We’re asking hard questions about a massive backlog involving hit-and-run crashes. The City says, last year, 5874 cases were referred to the Hit/Skip Unit. That unit has 1 detective assigned to investigate. One other officer has been temporarily assigned, but that officer is on […]

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    I TEAM: new crimefighting push underway after Alianna DeFreeze murder

    CLEVELAND – The FOX 8 I TEAM has learned of new crimefighting measures on the southeast side of Cleveland where 14-year-old Alianna DeFreeze was recently kidnapped and murdered on her way to school. The Cleveland Clergy Coalition, Friday, met with Cuyahoga County Prosecutors. They are working together to come up with a database of where the security cameras are in the area. That way when something happens, investigators won’t have to spend precious time searching for clues. Aaron Phillips, speaking […]

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    I-Team uncovers more about investigation involving Brooklyn High School teacher

    BROOKLYN, Ohio — The FOX 8 I TEAM has learned the Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force is now involved in an investigation at Brooklyn High School. Earlier this week, the I TEAM revealed a teacher there had been placed on leave, but the school district wouldn’t say exactly why. The superintendent said only an investigation into “alleged misconduct,” and Brooklyn Police said they were looking into “possible inappropriate conduct between a Brooklyn High School employee and Brooklyn students.” […]

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    Hit-and-run crash with RTA bus caught on camera

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — The FOX 8 I TEAM has obtained video from an RTA bus showing a stolen car slamming into the bus in a hit-and-run. Witnesses then saw the driver of that car get into another vehicle and take off. The video shows the car barreling into the front corner of the bus, and you can see passengers jolted, even knocked to the floor. It happened on a snowy night last month at East 127 and Corlett in Cleveland. […]

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    Suspect indicted for hit-and-run crash on I-90 that killed a Cleveland police officer

    CLEVELAND- Investigators now tell the FOX 8 I-TEAM the driver in a deadly hit-and-run crash was high on drugs at the time he killed Cleveland Police officer David Fahey. Israel Alvarez has now been indicted on two counts of aggravated vehicular homicide, driving under the influence, failure to stop after an accident, and drug possession. Cleveland Accident Investigators found Alvarez was high on cocaine, and he had cocaine in his car. Last month, police say Alvarez hit and killed officer […]

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    Cleveland police search for suspected robber who held-up cell phone store

    CLEVELAND- A west side businessman is hoping you can help identify a suspected armed robber who he said barged in and held up the place even with a child near the counter. It happened late Wednesday at the Metro PCS store near West 110th and Lorain in Cleveland. According to the owner, the suspect walked in showing a gun and marched right up to the counter even with other customers there including a young girl. The man at the counter […]

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    Man shot and killed by Hudson police had marijuana in his system

    HUDSON, Ohio– Investigators released the toxicology results of the man shot and killed by a Hudson police officer in December. Saif Al Ameri crashed his car on the Ohio Turnpike on Dec. 4, then ran from the scene. A Hudson officer shot him five times during what police called a “struggle” in the woods. On Thursday, the Summit County Medical Examiner’s Office said Al Ameri had marijuana in his system, but no other drugs. It is not clear how much […]

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    I TEAM: nearly a four-minute delay for one 9-1-1 call

    CLEVELAND – The FOX 8 I TEAM is investigating a call to Cleveland 9-1-1 with a family put on hold for nearly 4 minutes. It happened last month. The family called for an ambulance because a man started having a seizure. But before the caller even got a chance to say what the problem was, he was put on hold. A dispatch recording shows the caller on hold for 3 minutes 49 seconds. By that time, the family decided to […]