PARMA, Ohio – Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson’s grandson Frank K. Jackson is in custody at a Parma jail Sunday after a police chase that followed a traffic stop in which a Parma police officer was pulled out, police said. .
The incident began shortly after midnight on Sunday, when 24-year-old Frank K. Jackson was stopped in Parma, said department spokesman Lieutenant Dan Chiryak. He was stopped because the shade of his windows was too dark.
During the stop, a Parma police officer asked Jackson to get out of the vehicle after Jackson gave his consent to a search of the vehicle, a Parma police said in a statement. Two Parma police officers were trying to get Jackson out of the vehicle when Jackson ̵
One of the patrol officers was still holding Jackson and fled with the car before releasing the driver, the news release said. Initial reports that the policeman was dragged were inaccurate, Chiryak said, and the officer was not seriously injured.
Parma police began chasing Jackson’s car on the highway after he pulled away from a traffic stop, Chiryak said. The chase on the highway, which reached speeds in excess of 100 miles per hour, ended when Jackson entered Interstate 90 west of Lorain Road, the statement said.
Jackson was the only person in the vehicle at the time of the accident. He turned himself in to police in Parma shortly before 3 a.m., the news release said, and remained in prison in Parma.
Parma police intend to provide a video of the incident after a “routine editing process”, Chiryak said. The footage will not be released on Sunday.
Jackson was charged late last week with first-degree domestic violence in Cleveland City Court in an internal dispute involving him and his child’s mother, according to court records.
A warrant issued Wednesday said Frank K. Jackson “knowingly caused or attempted to cause physical harm to the mother of his child”. He is accused of hitting his child’s mother on the head several times, “causing her to hit the sofa and fall to the floor,” the order said.
Frank K. Jackson’s legal problems extend even further than his recent meetings with the authorities. In January 2020, he was sentenced to 90 days in prison and 18 months probation after pleading guilty to assault in a case where an 18-year-old woman reported that he punched and kicked her before hitting her with metal towbar in June 2019. He served eight days as a judge, postponed 82 days in prison.
City Hall issued a statement on January 5th saying an outside agency would deal with its last grandson’s law.
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