Mother blames Cleveland mayor for son’s murder, sues Frank Jackson and police chief for obstructing justice—WOIO 19 News
The lawsuit filed by the mother of Antonio Parra on Thursday with the Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas claims that the mayor and Chief Williams knowingly covered up gang-related crimes allegedly involving Jackson’s grandson and his great-grandson.
Those accusations directly led to the 30-year-old Warrensville Heights man’s murder, according to the lawsuit from the victim’s mother, Andrea Parra.
“Mayor Jackson was elected by citizens who entrusted him with the responsibility to enforce the laws in Cleveland,” [said Parra’s attorney, [Peter] Pattakos. “It was especially important that he fulfill this sworn duty with respect to criminal activity by his own family members, but he did the opposite, abusing his influence to foster a culture of impunity that only emboldened his grandsons and their affiliates to commit increasingly violent crimes.”