Feds Investigating Raid on Ex-Lorain Cop's House

Montelon in 2008.
  • Montelon in 2008.

Since the Lorain Police Department stomped through his Wickliffe home in 2008, ex-LPD officer Joseph Montelon has been a constant megaphone for misconduct allegations against his former employer. Law enforcement claims the raid was done because Montelon — who was booted from the force in the 90s after pleading guilty to sex charges — wrote threatening letters to the department’s Chief Cel Rivera.

But since the search, Montelon hasn’t been charged with a crime and maintains the raid was retaliation for speaking out (read all about it in Scene’s cover story “Excessive Force”). But now, new information obtained by Scene shows the Feds are investigating whether the 2008 raid was legit.

Scroll to read more Cleveland News articles
Join the Cleveland Scene Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state.
Help us keep this coverage going with a one-time donation or an ongoing membership pledge.

Newsletters

Join Cleveland Scene Newsletters

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.