Submitted narratives

Narratives of experiences with police in and around Cleveland.

I was assaulted by my husband, with injuries requiring me to be hospitalized, while my two young children were sleeping in their rooms. The North Olmsted police found a marijuana grow operation, illegal at the time, in my husband’s basement. Local DEA agents were called to confiscate the equipment and drugs. While in the hospital I was told by a North Olmsted officer, who stayed with me, that my husband was in jail and a neighbor was watching my children. After the hospital released me, the officer took me home where I saw my husband sitting at the kitchen table laughing with the officers.…

Josiah Quarles testimony_1.mp4 Quarles acknowledges the difficult job of police officers and having had some good interactions with police. (0:35)

In one instance, he was let off with a warning after getting pulled over for an illegal U-turn. Then Quarles explains that he has had “multiple multiple multiple multiple experiences, more than I think most people could fathom in a lifetime, and a lot of them were not good.” (2:25)

Police drew guns on him three times. (2:40)
Quarles has never owned a gun or engaged in violence, but has been assualted, and even seeking aid for being assaulted, has been assaulted by police.…

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