Not to be outdone, an East Cleveland judge has barred the public from the courtroom today. Two East Cleveland police officers were fired and are under investigation for excessive force after allegedly taking a man to a park and beating him.
Cannot charge your cell phone in the East Cleveland city building. pic.twitter.com/tV1nxVz6jP— Peggy Gallek (@PeggySinkovich) July 28, 2016
E CLE Judge William Dawson bans beating victim's family and supporters from entering court. Media only. Ohio courts presumed open. @WKYC— PHIL TREXLER-WKYC (@PhilTrexler) July 28, 2016
In 25 years, never seen a judge ban public from court. Judge William Dawson just did it in E CLE. Media threatened w removal for objecting.— PHIL TREXLER-WKYC (@PhilTrexler) July 28, 2016
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