Sheriff overseeing troubled Ohio county jail to resign | KOB 4
Advertisement

Sheriff overseeing troubled Ohio county jail to resign

May 25, 2019 08:51 AM

CLEVELAND (AP) — A sheriff who oversees a troubled county jail in Cleveland says he plans to resign this summer for personal reasons.

Advertisement

Clifford Pinkney became Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH'-guh) County's first black sheriff when he was appointed in August 2015. A county spokeswoman says Pinkney's last day will be Aug. 2.

The jail in the last year has become the subject of investigations, lawsuits and indictments against corrections officers and high-ranking officials, including the jail's former director and warden.

Pinkney has no publicly listed phone number and couldn't be reached for comment Saturday.

The U.S. Marshal's Service issued a report last November calling conditions at the jail "inhumane" and unsafe for inmates and staff.

Eight inmates died between June and December of last year. A ninth died earlier this month.

Credits

Copyright 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.

Advertisement
Comment on Facebook

Share 4 - News Tips - Photos - Videos
  Share a News Tip, Story Idea, Photo, Video



Advertisement


Advertisement

Advertisement




Man carjacks, attacks Albuquerque teenager

'Ghost bike' honors woman killed in hit-and-run crash

Smell of urine leads to dispute between Nob Hill business owner and woman living in car

Explosion displaces 48 adults in Aztec

Two people injured in plane crash near Ruidoso