Frank Jackson, Calvin Williams Sued for Wrongful Death, Obstruction of Justice—Cleveland Scene

Andrea Parra, mother of Antonio Parra, has alleged in a fiery legal complaint filed Thursday morning that Jackson’s repeated interference in the prosecution of his grandson and great-grandson, including both explicit and implicit directives to the police department he oversees, caused the Mayor’s grandsons and their affiliates to believe that they were “above the law.”

“Andrea Parra has every reason to believe that her son would be alive today if it weren’t for the Mayor’s efforts to cover up for his grandsons’ crimes,” said Peter Pattakos, lead attorney on the case, in a statement provided to the media.

Citing an array of local print and TV media sources, the complaint presents a chronology of the Mayor’s grandsons’ gang-related crimes, and documents the ways in which protocol was ignored or abandoned due to the status of the suspects.

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