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10 East Cleveland police officers face judge amid criminal charges, bond set at $10,000 each

Charges against 11 current and former East Cleveland officers were announced earlier this month.

EAST CLEVELAND, Ohio — Nearly three weeks after charges were announced against 11 current and former East Cleveland police officers, 10 of them faced a judge for their arraignment Tuesday morning in Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court.

All 10 (listed below) pleaded not guilty during the hearing as bond was set at $10,000 for each. They are all expected back in court for a pretrial hearing on Tuesday, April 11 at 9 a.m.

  • Ian McInnes
  • Kyle Wood
  • John Hartman
  • Tristan Homan
  • Brian Stoll
  • Tyler Mundson
  • Laurice Mans
  • Daniel Toomer
  • Tre Dehart Robinson
  • Brian Parks

Nine of them have been assigned to Judge Sherrie Miday, while Parks was assigned to Judge Cassandra Collier-Williams.

Court records show the 11th officer facing charges -- Nicholas Foti -- will be arraigned on Tuesday, April 4 at 8:30 a.m.

We streamed the entire court hearing live, which you can watch in full below:

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Charges in the case include felonious assault, interfering with civil rights, dereliction of duty, theft in office, tampering with evidence, among other allegations.

“There has been a cancer growing in the East Cleveland Police Department,” Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Michael C. O’Malley said when announcing the charges back on March 8. “We are doing our best to remove every tentacle of that cancer, so this department can rebuild and grow to put itself in a position to hire officers who will enforce the law as well as follow the law. This is a sad day for all of law enforcement.”

Editor's note: Video in the player above was originally published in a previous story on March 8, 2023.

Last week, East Cleveland Mayor Brandon L. King announced a partnership with the Ohio State Highway Patrol to assist with traffic safety after the indictments left the city with just 20 active police officers.

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