CrimeCuyahoga County Jail guard attacked inmate, later threatened to hang him for ‘snitching’ to U.S. Marshals, unrelated lawsuit says
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A Mentor Police officer was involved in a crash while transporting an inmate,Wednesday afternoon. According to reports, patrolman Wilson and the inmate were traveling from the Geauga County Sheriff's Department when the inmate began complaining of a medical emergency. Patrolman Wilson turned his cruiser around and headed toward University Hospital Geauga Medical Center. While driving with his lights and sirens on, the officer struck a Mitsubishi Eclipse. The crash occurred on SR44 and US 322 in Geauga County around 12: 30 p.m. Both cars sustained significant damage. However, the occupants of the Mitsubishi refused medical attention.
CLEVELAND, Ohio -- A Cuyahoga County Jail guard attacked an inmate, called him a racial slur and later threatened to hang him for “snitching” to U.S. Marshals investigating conditions at the jail, according to an unrelated lawsuit filed Wednesday.
The details included in the suit offer the first account of the incident involving Cpl. Christopher Little and inmate Corrione Lawrence, which is being investigated by the FBI.
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The details are included in a lawsuit that civil rights attorney Subodh Chandra filed Wednesday on behalf of Chantelle Glass, who Cuyahoga County Jail officers punched and pepper-sprayed after strapping her to a restraint chair.
County officials have not provided information on the Oct. 18, 2018 incident involving Lawrence. Surveillance video that the county released toafter a public records fight in the Ohio Court of Claims does not show any use-of-force incident.
Chandra also represents Lawrence, but has not filed a lawsuit on his behalf.
Glass’ lawsuit offers details of the incident involving Lawrence, as well as other use-of-force incidents at the jail previously reported by.
The suit says Little received medical treatment Oct. 18 after being injured by another inmate at the jail. Little was escorting him back to his cell.
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Once in the elevator, Little ordered Lawrence to turn around, called Lawrence a racial slur, and repeatedly punched him in the face, the lawsuit says. He threatened Lawrence to keep him from reporting the incident, the lawsuit says.
Lawrence was held in an isolated cell for 12 days after the incident, the lawsuit says.
Lawrence twice gave interviews to a U.S. Marshals Service team conducting an inspection of the jail. After one interview, another corrections officer threatened Lawrence, saying “Why you snitching? You a snitch now. Trying to get my boy indicted,” the lawsuit says.
On Oct. 30, Little again threatened Lawrence by saying “N-----, I will kill you, hang you and make it look like a suicide,” the lawsuit says.
After the incident, Little was sent to be housed at the Geauga County Jail while awaiting trial on charges of receiving stolen property, possessing a weapon as a felon and escape, his defense attorney Mark Marshall previously told.
Little was sentenced to two years in prison in the case. He is appealing his convictions.
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Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court judge had to be told to stop vaping on the bench.
CLEVELAND, Ohio – A longtime judge at the Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court was asked earlier this year to stop using his electronic cigarette during court proceedings. Administrative Judge John J. Russo said Thursday that he approached Judge Joseph D. Russo and asked him to stop vaping on the bench earlier this year after a juror complained. John Russo said that his colleague stopped vaping after their conversation. He also said that he asked the court’s human resources department to add language to its policy manual to specifically bar the use of vaping devices and e-cigarettes in the courtroom. Joe Russo declined to comment through a court spokesman.