Cleveland Police Department
A 13-year-old black girl is accused of calling a 10-year-old white girl a “cracker” while she was beating her.
The mayor of Cleveland is giving his police department a grade of “B” and says he welcomes a federal investigation into alleged use of excessive force.
The chief of a Cleveland police department under investigation for a chase involving more than 100 officers, 137 shots fired and two apparently unarmed people killed has been promoted.
The two brothers of the Cleveland man accused of holding three women captive for about a decade say they have no sympathy for him. One called him a “monster” who he hopes “rots in jail.”
The man accused of holding three women captive for a decade in his home terrorized the mother of his children, frequently beating her, playing twisted psychological games and locking her indoors in the years before their relationship disintegrated, her relatives say.
Years before when authorities say Ariel Castro kidnapped two teenage girls and a young woman and held them captive in his basement, he terrorized the mother of his children, viciously beating her and locking her inside the house, her relatives said Thursday.
Cleveland man accused of kidnapping three women and holding them in captivity for nearly a decade claims he was sexually abused as a child.
Cleveland police are now facing questions for the second time in four years about their handling of missing-person cases and are conducting an internal review to see if they overlooked anything. In addition, the 911 dispatcher who initially handled the call from Berry herself is also under review.
Amanda Berry, who was held captive for about a decade before being rescued from a house along with two other women, arrived at her sister’s home Wednesday morning to the cheers of hundreds of neighbors and swarms of journalists.
In the years after his friend’s daughter vanished while walking home from school, Ariel Castro handed out fliers with the 14-year-old’s photo and performed music at a fundraiser held in her honor.