Sources: New sheriff to be named tomorrow in Cuyahoga County

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CUYAHOGA COUNTY, Ohio — Multiple sources confirm to Fox 8 News that a new sheriff will be named in Cuyahoga County Friday and he will become the second local law enforcement leader promoted after fighting crime in the streets as part of the local US Marshal Violent Crimes Task Force.

Sources say Chief Sheriff’s Deputy Cliff Pinkney will take over. Cleveland Police Chief Calvin Williams also served on the same task force.

US Marshal Pete Elliott calls both men top level leaders who gained valuable experience chasing some of the worst of the worst area criminals.

Current Sheriff Frank Bova is expected to be named to a newly-created safety position for the county, overseeing a number of areas in the court system and emergency management.

County Executive Armond Budish is expected to hold a news conference Friday for a “major safety announcement.”

Pinkney just recently began spearheading the investigation into the recent shooting of 12-year-old Tamir Rice by Cleveland police.

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