Submitted narrativesNarratives 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 tells story of abuse by police
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.…