Cleveland Homicide Review Task Force Announced

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Cleveland Police, FBI, Sheriff’s Office Partner to Solve Unresolved Homicides  

CLEVELAND – The Cleveland Division of Police is proud to announce that a task force has been initiated in an effort to tackle unsolved homicides.  The Cleveland Homicide Review Task Force was formed in partnership with the Cleveland Division of Police, the Cleveland Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Cuyahoga County Sheriff’s Office.  Members of each law enforcement agency will be assigned to the task force and work together to solve unresolved homicides within the City of Cleveland and Northeast Ohio.

“This initiative will go a long way in helping us reduce violence, particularity homicides in the City of Cleveland,” said Mayor Frank G. Jackson. “It would allow us to bring closure and with that closure potentially identify those involved in multiple instances of violent crime.”

The task force will consist of sworn members of law enforcement.  Members of the Division of Police will be deputized by Cuyahoga County Sheriff Pinkney in order to have jurisdiction throughout the county.  The task force will be enhanced with a crime analyst provided by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  The task force will operate out of Police Headquarters.

“The Cleveland Homicide Review Task Force will be a great asset to our investigators in the Homicide Unit. Solving these unresolved cases will bring closure to countless family members and loved ones,” said Chief Calvin D. Williams.

Anyone with information regarding criminal incidents is asked to contact police at 216-621-1234.  Anonymous information can be reported via Crimestoppers by calling 216-252-7463 or via text message: text TIP657 plus your message to Crimes (274637).

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