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  • I-TEAM: Promises for fixing system that failed in Aniya Day Garrett death

    CLEVELAND- The father of Aniya Day Garrett is reacting to the plan to fix the system that failed in the case of his daughter, a 4-year-old recently murdered after repeated reports of abuse to Cuyahoga County child welfare workers. The I-TEAM revealed the “corrective action plan”, and Mickhal Garrett spoke out. He said, “The county failed me and my daughter, Aniya Marie Garrett. These proposed corrective actions are clear acknowledgment of the county’s failure in my daughter’s case.” The I-TEAM also recently […]

  • I-Team: Video shows packages stolen from Cleveland Apartment complex

    CLEVELAND-The FOX 8 I-TEAM has obtained exclusive video of a man taking off with packages left for residents in a local apartment building after making his way into the lobby even though the door had been locked. It happened on Cleveland’s west side near Edgewater Park, and the same thing could happen where you live. In this case, Cleveland police are just beginning to investigate. Security video shows a man with a bike hanging around. Then, he gets into the […]

  • ‘Dangerous’ convict latest to escape lock-up near downtown Cleveland

    CLEVELAND- The FOX 8 I-Team has found a man considered “armed and dangerous” escaped a low-security lock-up near downtown Tuesday night, and this puts a new spotlight on a chronic problem we’ve exposed there affecting your safety. Investigators say Kristopher Lucas took off from the Community Based Correctional Facility, a place for non-violent criminals to serve time while they get drug treatment, learn job skills, and earn freedom. But years ago, the I-Team revealed the facility has had repeated problems […]

  • Judge dismisses Godwin family lawsuit against Facebook

    CLEVELAND– The murder of an elderly Cleveland man was videotaped and posted on social media. Now, 18 months later, a lawsuit filed by the family of Robert Godwin Sr. against Facebook has been dismissed. Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Judge Timothy McCormick granted Facebook’s motion to dismiss on Oct. 5. Atty. Andy Kabat, who represents the Godwin family, says they are considering all options, including possibly filing an appeal. An attorney for Facebook could not be reached by deadline to discuss […]

  • Fired Cleveland police officer reinstated

    CLEVELAND – A Cleveland police officer fired after he was accused of shooting and killing an unarmed burglary suspect in 2015 has been reinstated. Cleveland police union officials told the Fox 8 I-Team Wednesday that Alan Buford won an arbitration ruling and will be reinstated. “This is another example of the city wrongly firing a good police officer,” said Jeff Follmer, president of the city’s police union. City officials could not be reached to discuss the matter. It is not […]

  • I-Team exclusive video shows raid at sports collectors show

    CLEVELAND- The FOX 8 I-Team has obtained exclusive video taking you inside the investigation into a man selling autographed pictures of sports stars during a recent national collectors show at the I-X Center. The video has just been released to the I-Team. It shows why Cleveland police seized piles of merchandise investigators suspected to be counterfeit. As officers approach Tony Podsada, he says, “All of these autographs are authentic. But I don’t sell ‘em as authentic. I sell them as […]

  • I-Team: Man fighting for justice after crash involving driver making U-turn

    First on FOX, the FOX 8 I-Team is investigating a horrific crash caught on camera when a wrong-way driver made a U-turn on one of the area’s busiest highways. And, we found the victim now fighting to get serious charges filed. The crash happened last month on I-480 near Lee Road, and it was recorded by a camera on the helmet of a motorcycle rider. A group of bikers rode westbound, and the video shows what happened next. You see […]

  • Video shows motorcyclist hitting car making U-turn

    The FOX 8 I-Team uncovered video of a horrific crash showing a motorcycle rider slamming into a car making a U-turn in the wee hours of the morning on one of the area’s busiest highways. It happened last month on I-480. A group of motorcycles headed westbound and one man had a camera mounted on his helmet. The video shows a car turning in front of three lanes of traffic and a motorcycle rider slams into the side of the […]

  • I-TEAM: Fewer officers to patrol some of Cleveland’s meanest streets

    CLEVELAND — The FOX 8 I-Team is investigating changes in Cleveland Police staffing plans, and they call for a few less officers to patrol some of the city’s most violent streets. The I-Team has learned of changes in plans for the minimum number of officers on patrol in the Fourth District. That covers the city’s southeast side. And recently in that area, a 94-year-old woman was killed in a home invasion, a 9-year-old died after getting hit by a stray […]

  • I-Team: Domestic violence suspect busted again after break from court

    CLEVELAND – The FOX 8 I-Team has found a man facing a domestic violence charge has been arrested again after getting released from jail with an ankle bracelet and going where he wasn’t allowed. This case comes just days after the I-Team revealed a new program in Cleveland Municipal Court releasing suspects to wait for trial wearing ankle bracelets under GPS monitoring. The court told us last week, the program would be used mostly for suspects in domestic violence and […]

  • I-TEAM: Investigating the search for missing child

    CLEVELAND — The FOX 8 I TEAM is investigating what’s been done by local authorities to find a missing 8-year-old girl that apparently has not  been seen since 2013. But we couldn’t get simple answers from Cleveland Police and Cuyahoga County child welfare workers. Tuesday, the I-TEAM revealed an investigation to find a Cleveland child named Nevaeh. A police report showed her mother told a family caseworker she gave the child to a cousin in Florida in 2013. The I-TEAM […]

  • Cleveland police officer faces charge after testing positive for cocaine while on duty

    CLEVELAND- The FOX 8 I TEAM has found a Cleveland Police officer facing a weapons charge after testing positive for cocaine during a drug test on duty. James Hummel has been charged with Using Weapons While Intoxicated. Court records show, in August, Hummel showed up for work in uniform with his Glock 19 handgun. He took a drug test, and then he went back to work with that same gun. But two days later, the drug test results came back […]