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Monday, December 6, 2010

Stephen Loomis, Police Union Chief, and Councilman Jeff Johnson Argue Over Warehouse District Incident

Posted By on Mon, Dec 6, 2010 at 11:40 AM

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Tempers flared this morning at a court appearance for Jason Ruiz, the guy involved in a Warehouse District incident earlier this year after which he claimed the officer was racist.

Ruiz apologized to the officer involved during the proceedings, but it was afterward when things got interesting.

Cleveland Police Patrolmen's Association President Stephen Loomis cornered Councilman Jeff Johnson (Ward 8) and began arguing with him, insisting that Johnson owed the officer an apology as well for fanning the racial flames.

According to WEWS, Johnson said "it is not a crime to argue with a police officer."

Loomis got in some nice verbal right jabs, including, "Spoken like a true convicted felon," and, "You're a joke in this city and you're part of the problem.

Video after the jump.

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