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  • I-Team: Family speaks out about disappearance of fallen officer flag

    CLEVELAND–The brother of a Cleveland police officer killed in the line of duty is speaking out to the FOX 8 I TEAM about a mystery we revealed with a flag for fallen officers. Someone at MetroHealth Medical Center took down a flag for officer David Fahey. The hospital won’t explain why. And now, Fahey’s brother is calling out the hospital. Chris Porter said, “It breaks my heart.” He added, “I’d like an explanation why it came down in the first […]

  • I-Team: What happened to flag put up inside hospital for fallen officer?

    CLEVELAND– The FOX 8 I TEAM is investigating what happened to a flag inside MetroHealth Medical Center for a Cleveland police officer killed in the line of duty. Multiple sources say, months ago, hospital workers put up a flag honoring officer David Fahey. But the police union says, weeks ago, the hospital took down the flag, and that has outraged some people still hurting from the officer’s death. In January, investigators say Fahey died after directing traffic and getting hit […]

  • I TEAM: video of officer demonstrating deadly shooting

    HUDSON, Ohio – The FOX 8 I TEAM has obtained exclusive video showing a Hudson police officer demonstrating what happened during a confrontation that led him to shoot and kill a Middle Eastern man here studying law at Case Western Reserve University. The Ohio Attorney General’s office led the investigation into the shooting of Saif Al Ameri. He did not have a weapon, but a grand jury recently found the shooting justified. And the Attorney General’s office has now released […]

  • Charges dropped against member of Cleveland Police Commission

    CLEVELAND– A member of the Cleveland Police Commission was cleared of criminal charges. Euclid police arrested Anthony Body in July. Police charged him with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, not using a turn signal and not having a light over his rear license plate. A breathylzer test showed his blood alcohol level was well below the legal limit. Body is a member of a citizens’ group helping to oversee reform in the Cleveland Division of Police. He insisted […]

  • Mom accused of pulling out gun in Maple Heights middle school parking lot

    MAPLE HEIGHTS, Ohio– A mother is facing charges in Maple Heights for pulling a gun in a school parking lot, the FOX 8 I-Team learned on Friday. Police said Mary Thomas was charged with inducing panic, inciting to violence, aggravated menacing, contributing to the delinquency or unruliness of a child, and falsification. The incident happened last week outside Milkovich Middle School. Thomas has a 12-year-old daughter at the school. Other parents said the girl got into a fight with another […]

  • Cleveland ‘serial abductor’ sentenced to 35 years in prison

    CLEVELAND — A man is heading to prison for 35 years for going after little girls in the middle of the night in their own homes. Justin Christian struck a plea deal with Cuyahoga County orosecutors. Investigators say he kidnapped a 6-year-old girl from a home in Cleveland and sexually assaulted her. Plus, he tried to steal a 10-year-old girl from a home in Elyria right out of her own bedroom. Christian barely spoke above a whisper pleading guilty. But […]

  • Video shows how investigators took down suspected sex predator looking to meet 13-year-old

    NEWBURGH HEIGHTS, Ohio — The FOX 8 I TEAM has obtained exclusive police video showing how investigators say they took down a suspected sex predator looking to meet a 13-year-old girl. And we’ve learned the investigation is growing. Newburgh Heights Police body camera video from last month shows the bust. The Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force nabbed Ryan Johnson. Cuyahoga County prosecutors say he’s a private pilot from California, and while in Northeast Ohio for a business trip, he […]

  • Video shows incident involving teen at juvenile jail that led to firing of supervisor

    CLEVELAND — The FOX 8 I TEAM has obtained exclusive video showing what investigators believe was a detention officer splashing urine on a teen inside the Cuyahoga County Juvenile Detention Center. A supervisor there now has been fired, 13 other workers have been on leave with pay under internal investigation, and the county is conducting a criminal investigation. In July, the I TEAM first reported the probe. A mother disgusted when she received an anonymous call telling her a staff […]

  • Video shows man with gun in Cleveland jail after arrest: I-Team

    CLEVELAND–The FOX 8 I-Team has obtained exclusive video showing what happened when Cleveland police arrested a man and handcuffed him, yet he then surprised everyone by pulling a gun in the city jail. Keith Bolden has now been indicted, and police have just released body camera video to the I-Team. Last month, officers patrolling on the southeast side stopped Bolden for drinking in public. After a brief scuffle, officers handcuffed him, they did a quick pat-down, and they asked if […]

  • I-TEAM: Plea bargain possible for suspected ‘serial abductor’

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — The FOX 8 I TEAM has learned  of a possible plea bargain for a man suspected of kidnapping a 6-year-old girl from her home and sexually assaulting her in addition to trying to kidnap a 10-year-old girl from her home. Plea negotiations have reached a critical point for Justin Christian. His case had been set for trial today before Judge Nancy Russo, but it was postponed due to discussions surrounding a plea offer.  Monday, he appeared in […]

  • Here is what Browns players say about police in pregame events

    CLEVELAND– The FOX 8 I-Team is asking the unanswered questions about a plan for players and police to join together this weekend in pregame ceremonies following an uproar over players kneeling during the national anthem. The I-Team revealed last week the Cleveland Police and EMS unions backed out of a plan to hold the American flag on the field. The unions responded that way to seeing some Browns players kneeling before a preseason game during the national anthem. Then this […]

  • Cleveland police and Browns players join together after national anthem controversy

    CLEVELAND- We’re learning more about a plan first revealed Tuesday by the FOX 8 I-TEAM to have Cleveland Police take part in Browns pre-game ceremonies this weekend, following an uproar over players kneeling during the national anthem. Harsh reaction has poured in nationwide even though players involved said they were kneeling and praying. Last week, we revealed the police union and EMS union had backed out of plans to hold the American flag before the season opener because players kneeled […]