Cleveland police officer charged with obstructing justice loses job


John Hall (Photo courtesy of Ohio Dept. of Rehab and Correction)

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CLEVELAND –  A Cleveland police officer who was charged with obstructing justice,  tampering with evidence, intimidation of a witness and bribery has been fired from the department.

John Hall, a 19-year police veteran, was indicted on the charges in 2013. He was accused of tipping off a grocer that food stamp fraud investigators were about to serve a search warrant. He was suspended without pay.

Now that the case has finished in the courts, Hall’s employment with the police was officially terminated on Wednesday, October 21.

Hall had been assigned to the city’s fourth police district,

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