On Thursday, October 26, 2017, a female Cleveland Police officer was assaulted while working secondary employment in full uniform at the Taco Bell at 4110 Lee Road. Her service weapon was taken in this brutal attack.
The officer exited the Taco Bell and was placing items into her personal vehicle. A suspect approached her from behind and attempted to take her service weapon. As she fought back a second suspect approached and beat her repeatedly in her face. The suspects managed to take her gun and the two fled. The officer was treated for facial injuries.
Anyone with direct information regarding this matter is asked to contact investigators in the Fourth District Detective Bureau at 216-623-5418. Overnight information can be given at 216-621-1234. Anonymous information can be reported via Crimestoppers at 216-252-7463. Reward monies up to $2,500.00 can be available via Crimestoppers for information leading to the identification, arrest, and prosecution of the wanted or for information that leads to the recovery of the service weapon.