A Cleveland police officer has been charged with assault.
Officer Edwin Powell faces assault, menacing and interfering with civil
rights charges stemming from allegations of misconduct against a
prisoner while Powell was working secondary employment, Police Chief
Calvin Williams said in a department release.
Powell received a
summons and is scheduled to appear in Cleveland Municipal Court at 8:30
a.m. March 11. The department's Internal Affairs Unit investigated the
allegations, and sent their findings to the city prosecutors, who filed
the charges Friday.
Police would not release any more information about the incident tied to the charges.
will be placed on administrative duties pending a disciplinary hearing
in front of Director of Public Safety Michael McGrath.