Expertise: Police, courts, radio and writing
Education: University of Southern California - Master of Science, journalism
Favorite spot in Northeast Ohio: In a kayak near the mouth of the Cuyahoga River
Matthew Richmond has worked as a journalist since 2011, first as a stringer in South Sudan, then as a public radio radio reporter in upstate New York covering hydrofracking before arriving in Cleveland in 2016.
- 2022 & 2023 Ohio Society of Professional Journalists, Best Criminal Justice Reporting
- Reporting fellow for "Guns & America" - a public media reporting project focused on firearms, their role and history in U.S. society and the laws surrounding their distribution and possession in Ohio and nationwide
- Reporting on the criminal justice system in Northeast Ohio, with a particular focus on policing, prosecutors and responses to violent crime
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The promotions of Kevin Kincaid and Ralph Valentino to commander of the Bureau of Special Services and Fourth District were changed to interim.
Howard was first appointed to the role in 2020. The resignation is effective immediately.
O'Malley described a request, in a set of draft questions for a public candidates forum, to pledge to send money from his office to an outside trauma care organization as "extortion."
The ATF is hoping to open a crime gun intelligence center in Northeast Ohio in the spring, Dettelbach said.
An opinion from outside counsel hired by the commission raised doubts about whether Bibb had the authority to reject the CPC's choice for its executive director.
The infractions, which occurred repeatedly during 2021 and 2022, led to letters of reinstruction for all but one of the officers.
Cuyahoga County Sheriff Harold Pretel launched a Safety Patrol in August to address a spike in violent crime in Downtown Cleveland.
Henderson arrested community activist Antoine Tolbert for openly carrying firearms, which is legal in Ohio, and added a charge to ensure he was booked into county jail.
A bag of persimmons is at the center of the most recent flap over free speech and safety at Cleveland City Council meetings.
O'Malley said activists opposing his candidacy for prosecutor were intimidating his supporters at the January 6th county Democratic Party meeting.