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RTA pays $45,000 to Lakewood woman assaulted by RTA police officer

CLEVELAND, OHIO – The Greater Cleveland Rapid Transit Authority (RTA) has paid $45,000 to Jessica Ferrato, in settlement of her lawsuit for being unlawfully assaulted by now-former RTA police officer Jonathan Pacholke in March 2015 as she was exiting the Lakewood W 117th Street station. Ferrato sued the RTA and Pacholke in February 2016, alleging claims for U.S. constitutional violations, including for unlawful seizure and excessive force under the Fourth Amendment, and Ohio-law claims for battery and false arrest.

Canton makes changes at top of Sanitation Department—Canton Repository

Pattakos wants to know that “what happened under Adams’ watch is no longer going to be tolerated,” he said “At this point, we’re confident we’re moving in that direction, but we ...

Summary judgment against Lavelle Sullins reversed—Cleveland Scene

Lavelle Sullins, featured in a Scene cover story at the start of this year, has been embroiled in the courts since finding out that he had been featured on TV as ...