Attorney for Cleveland mayor’s grandson says he was not involved in recent homicide on city’s west side

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CLEVELAND - A local attorney held a press conference Friday afternoon to provide clarification regarding a recent homicide on Cleveland's west side.

This comes after Cleveland police ended up at Mayor Frank Jackson's home Wednesday while investigating a homicide that occurred at Clark Ave. and West 51st Street earlier in the day.

Multiple sources said a witness reported the license plate of a car spotted near the crime scene, and records showed the car belonged to a grandson of Jackson.

While at the mayor's home, police took a juvenile in for questioning, but he was not charged.  Officers also towed a vehicle.

Police arrested the suspected killer at the scene but he has since been released with no charges.

During Friday's press conference, Attorney Sydney Saffold, who is representing Frank Q. Jackson, grandson of Mayor Jackson, said he had no involvement in the homicide.

"Jackson has absolutely no involvement in this homicide," she said. Adding that he has "not been arrested, charged or named as a suspect in connection to the crime."

She says she advised Jackson to make no statements to law enforcement.

Lastly, she reiterated that, as Jackson has no involvement with the crime, she has no further information regarding the case.  Any additional questions can be directed to police.

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