… Pattakos quickly filed a lawsuit in State Supreme Court, arguing that the council had no choice but to accept legal petitions. Cleveland’s powers-that-are waxed furious.
CLEVELAND, Ohio — Cuyahoga County prosecutors say woman who never received the sordid disciplinary history of the Olmsted Falls police officer who arrested her in 2016 should be allowed to withdraw her no-contest plea.
That Olmsted Falls police and its city attorney did not include several complaints and discipline levied against Sgt. Floyd Takacs when they turned over his personnel file to the judge overseeing Elko’s case “calls into question the fundamental fairness of the proceedings leading up to Elko’s plea,” according to a motion. …
Prosecutors hid evidence of Olmsted Falls officer’s history of verbal abuse toward women, woman claims—Cleveland.com
The records show that [Olmsted Falls police officer Floyd] Takacs, who was involved in what was later determined by police brass to be an attempt to
Yesterday, in the Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas, Brookpark resident Christie Elko filed a motion to withdraw a no-contest plea that she entered in
Newburgh Heights mayor’s defamation lawsuit against Cleveland TV station over critical story can proceed, judge rules—Cleveland.com
CLEVELAND, Ohio — A Cuyahoga County judge refused to throw out a defamation and libel lawsuit filed by Newburgh Heights Mayor Trevor Elkins and village council members against WEWS Channel 5, its parent media company and reporter Jonathan Walsh.
Cuyahoga County Court rejects News 5 Cleveland’s defense of its defamatory report against Newburgh Heights Mayor Trevor Elkins and Village council members
Yesterday afternoon, Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas Judge Kelly Ann Gallagher denied Defendants Scripps Media Inc., Cleveland Channel 5 News, and reporter Jonathan Walsh’s motion to dismiss the defamation lawsuit filed by Newburgh Heights Mayor Trevor Elkins and four Village council members over News 5’s report that falsely accused them of running a “widespread scam” by which they “charged people for calling the cops.”
A lawsuit filed by two former Cuyahoga County assistant prosecutors alleges discrimination as the reason behind their forced resignations.
Former Cuyahoga County prosecutors sue Michael O’Malley after being forced out over juvenile case problems—Cleveland.com
CLEVELAND, Ohio — Two former Cuyahoga County prosecutors filed a federal lawsuit Thursday alleging Prosecutor Michael O’Malley and his staff forced them to resign last year and treated them as scapegoats when O’Malley’s staff said it uncovered dozens of uncharged sexual assault cases in the juvenile justice unit.
Plaintiffs allege that they were targeted as scapegoats due to their age and disability in a fake scandal manufactured for political purposes
This morning, former Assistant Prosecutors Linda Herman and Laura Hoffman filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio against Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Michael O’Malley and four of his current Assistants alleging defamation and discrimination under Ohio and federal law. The claims arise from the Prosecutor’s actions in going to the press, only a month after taking office, with a politically charged story claiming that 76 sexual-assault cases had been mishandled by the office’s juvenile division under the previous administration.
Newburgh Heights Mayor Trevor Elkins suing Channel 5 for ‘outlandish’ defamatory story—Cleveland Scene
Newburgh Heights Mayor Trevor Elkins and four Newburgh Heights village councilpeople have filed a scorching lawsuit against News Channel 5. They allege that a November story by reporter Jonathan Walsh was false and defamatory.
A complaint filed Thursday morning in the Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas contends that the story, and the defamation therein, represents a “calculated and perverse political smear” against Elkins, a rising star in the County Democratic Party.