I-TEAM: Cuyahoga County prosecutor vows to bring rioters to justice as indictments issued

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CLEVELAND (WJW) — The Fox 8 I-Team has uncovered more crimes tied to rioting last month downtown Cleveland, and we have found the first grand jury indictments.

Cleveland police records show that 190 crimes were reported downtown on May 30 and May 31. Records show out of the 190 crimes reported, there were 30 burglaries and 43 vandalism complaints. There were also reports of robbery, arson, and theft.

“It  is critical that our community hold those people accountable who did the damage because they did millions and millions of dollars of damage to our community,” said Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Michael O’Malley.

It’s been more than a week since the rioting and dozens of businesses are still making repairs. Including Heinen’s grocery store on Euclid Avenue. A spokesperson for the store says they are still making repairs and are not sure when they will reopen.

The prosecutor said three adults were indicted Wednesday for breaking into Tower City and stealing a cash register. He said more indictments will be coming soon.

The riot followed a peaceful protest in downtown Cleveland. Protesters gathered to express outrage over the murder of George Floyd, who died in police custody in Minnesota.

**More on the protests in Northeast Ohio and around the country here** 

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