Cleveland police officer arrested, indicted in attempted kidnapping of 12-year-old girl

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Solomon Nhiwatiwa (Photo courtesy: Euclid police)

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EUCLID, Ohio– A Cleveland officer was arrested on several charges, including attempted kidnapping. He has now been indicted.

Patrol Officer Solomon Nhiwatiwa was arrested Tuesday by the Euclid Police Department on the felony charge, as well as the following charges, the FOX 8 I-Team has learned: criminal child enticement, disseminating matter harmful to juveniles, pandering obscenity, public indecency, endangering children, assault and attempted interference with custody.

The arrest came following an investigation by Euclid police.

Internal affairs is also conducting an investigation on Nhiwatiwa, 34. He was relieved from duty and will remain suspended without pay while the case is pending.

Nhiwatiwa was hired in 2014 and worked in the Third District, Basic Patrol Section.

Cleveland Police Union President Jeff Follmer, who is still finding out more about the details of this case, said, “He deserves his day in court like everyone else.”

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