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Prosecutors join woman’s request to withdraw plea in violent Olmsted Falls arrest—Cleveland.com

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 ...

Why does the City of Olmsted Falls still employ Floyd Takacs as a police officer?

Yesterday, in the Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas, Brookpark resident Christie Elko ...

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 ...

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 ...

Two former prosecutors sue County prosecutor over 2017 firing—WCPN Ideastream

A lawsuit filed by two former Cuyahoga County assistant prosecutors alleges discrimination as the reason behind their forced resignations Click here to view PDF of WCPN Ideastream report ...

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 ...

Former Assistants sue Cuyahoga County Prosecutor for discrimination and defamation

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 ...

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 ...