Support Local Journalism. Join the Cleveland Scene Press Club.

Friday, November 10, 2006

More bad luck for Notre Dame

Posted By on Fri, Nov 10, 2006 at 2:34 PM

Poor Notre Dame College. It seems the South Euclid school just can't catch a break. Last spring, the college was crucified by county prosecutors for failing to inform students about two sexual assaults on campus ("Hush," May 17). Because a dean hid the information from campus police, the student was allowed to assault at least three more women. Brilliantly, Notre Dame college decided that the problem lied not with administrators who withheld the information, but with its police force that investigated the assaults. In the spring, they fired most of their police force. Last month, the campus received word that the college was hiring a new police chief, Matt Capadona. He had served as head of South Euclid police for the past three years, and he'd been with the force for 28. The college heralded the arrival of the new chief, saying how much "safer" the place would become with him here. It was an odd choice, however, considering the college already had a relationship with Capadona, and it wasn't positive. Last year, after campus police learned about the rapes, they went to South Euclid for help. According to Dan Graham, the former Notre Dame police chief, Capadona refused to provide any sort of assistance. But the saga doesn't stop here. Capadona was supposed to start his new job on November 1. Mysteriously, on the day that he was supposed to take over, he suddenly bailed. The college claims it doesn't know the reason, other than the standard "personal" issues, says spokeswoman Mary Ann Kovach. And though Capadona formally retired from South Euclid in October, he is "now exploring options" of getting his old job back, says Kevin Niedert, the city's acting chief. --Rebecca Meiser

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Cleveland Scene. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Cleveland Scene, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at news@clevescene.com.

Support Local Journalism.
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. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.


Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.


Join the Cleveland Scene Press Club for as little as $5 a month.

Read the Digital Print Issue

November 17, 2021

View more issues

Newsletters

Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

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

Calendar

© 2021 Cleveland Scene: 737 Bolivar Rd., Suite 4100, Cleveland, OH 44115, (216) 505-8199
Logos and trademarks on this site are property of their respective owners.


Website powered by Foundation