CLEVELAND – The FOX 8 I-Team has just learned Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson’s 22-year-old grandson, Frank Q. Jackson, has been indicted on one count of felonious assault, one count of abduction and two counts of failure to comply.
Earlier Wednesday, Mayor Jackson told the Fox 8 I-Team that he did not know that city prosecutors declined to file charges against his grandson, who was alleged to have punched and strangled a woman in June.
“No I was not aware but I became aware,” the mayor told the I-Team. When asked if he took any action after learning that charges were not filed he responded, “what action was it for me to take I don’t interfere.”
Police with the Cleveland Metropolitan Housing Authority took a report June 10 from an 18-year-old woman, who alleged the mayor’s grandson punched, strangled, dragged, and hit her in the knee with a metal truck hitch.
CMHA reports also state that city prosecutors did not pursue charges against the mayor’s grandson because the victim did not want to pursue charges.
We reached out to the victim but have not heard back. We also tried to speak to Frank Q. Jackson but were unable to find him.
When charges were filed, Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office spokesperson Ryan Miday said, “The Grand Jury reviewed the facts of this case and has come to this determination. The message is that it is not acceptable to violently abuse women in Cuyahoga County.”