Assault Charges Filed Against Cleveland Police Officer

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CLEVELAND –Assault charges were filed Friday against a Cleveland Police Patrol Officer.

Officer Edwin Powell is charged with menacing and interfering with civil rights in addition to the assault charges.

According to the Chief of the Cleveland Division of Police, the charges were the result of an investigation into allegations of misconduct by Powell while he was working at a second job.

Powell is scheduled to appear in court on March 11th for the charges.

He has been placed on administrative leave pending a disciplinary hearing.

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