Council Statement on Death of Off-Duty Police Officer

Jan 01, 2022

Cleveland (Jan. 1, 2022) - Cleveland City Council grieves over the death of an off-duty Cleveland Police officer on New Year’s Eve. 

The circumstances and the investigation are still underway. One suspect was arrested last night, and an additional suspect has been arrested today. 

The public is understandably upset about the recent rash in violent car jackings. We know that Cleveland Police is working diligently and expeditiously to arrest all those involved. We ask that the public also remains vigilant about their surroundings and to call the police in suspicious circumstances.

We offer our condolences to the officer’s family and friends, as well as to all those experiencing grief in this new year. 

We will work with the incoming administration on bolstering our First Responders, who’ve gone through so much, including a pandemic.