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Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson’s 16-year-old great-grandson accused of participating in gang activity

This is the second member of the mayor's family accused of a crime.

CLEVELAND — Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson’s 16-year-old great-grandson has been charged with one count of participating in gang activity, a second-degree felony, according to Cuyahoga County Juvenile Court records.

Jackson’s great-grandson was one of four juveniles and three adults charged related to activity observed by Cleveland police between Dec. 31, 2018 and July 17, 2019, according to the complaint. The 

The mother of Jackson’s great-grandson lives on E. 39th Street, the complaint notes. Mayor Jackson lives on E. 38th Street. That's also where his grandson, 22-year-old Frank Q. Jackson, lives. Frank Q. Jackson was indicted recently for allegedly beating his teen girlfriend. (Frank Q. Jackson’s lawyer has denied the charges.)

RELATED: Cleveland Mayor releases video statement amid grandson's criminal investigation: ‘You can choose to believe the media, or you can believe me’

The mayor has repeatedly declined to discuss legal issues involving his family. This post will be updated if City Hall comments on the complaint against his great-grandson.

RELATED: Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority denies withholding information in assault case against Mayor Frank G. Jackson's grandson

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