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Warrant issued for the arrest of Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson's grandson

Frank Q. Jackson is wanted in relation to the December assault of a woman.

CLEVELAND — An arrest warrant has been issued for 24-year-old Frank Q. Jackson, the grandson of Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson, in relation to the December assault of a woman. According to the warrant, Jackson "did knowingly cause or attempt to cause physical harm" to the victim, identified as the mother of his child. 

During the incident, Jackson allegedly struck the victim several times in the head, causing her to hit a couch and fall on the floor. The victim suffered a lump to the forehead and dizziness due to being struck, the warrant reports. 

This is not Jackson's first encounter with law enforcement.

In January of 2020, he faced charges of abduction and assault of a woman. After working with defense attorneys, Jackson pled guilty to misdemeanor assault and was sentenced to 18 months probation. 

Mayor Jackson has previously come to his grandson's defense releasing a nearly eight-minute video in 2019 addressing instances involving the criminal investigation surrounding his grandson in the afore mentioned attack.

“Neither I or anyone associated with me interfered in any investigation or determining any charges in regards to any member of my family,” Mayor Jackson declared in his opening statement. “You can choose to believe the media, or you can believe me. That is your choice.”