Fucking on the job and supervising your baby’s momma is East Cleveland’s normal

East Cleveland police “commander” Larry McDonald now supervises his cop baby momma, Domonique King.

CLEVELAND, OH – Mayors and the secretaries they supervise aren’t supposed to fuck on or off the job.  Police chiefs aren’t supposed to fuck the dispatchers they supervise and get them pregnant whle they’ve got boyfriends who think the child belongs to him.  Even if a mayor isn’t fucking his secretary, he’s not supposed to let a sergeant he appointed to commander supervise an employee he’s been fucking.   

The idea that employees are creating on the job families by fucking the employees they’re supervising, and then controlling who gets overtime or promotions to cover the additional costs of the dependents the on the job fucking created, reminds voters why nepotism laws were enacted in the first place.  What the laws didn’t account for was all the fucking between unmarried people in family-like relationships similar to that of East Cleveland’s newest patrol commander, Larry McDonald, and his baby’s momma, patrol officer Domonique King.

Mayor Brandon King (wonder if he’s related to Domonique) is the city’s top law enforcement officer and he’s under a state criminal investigation based on a subpoena the library’s director and board received from the Ohio Ethics Comission with a demand for records last year.  Aside from the criminal investigation, King didn’t live in the city when he campaigned for council and won or mayor. 

Not only did East Cleveland Mayor Brandon King appoint competely incompetent Larry McDonald to lead police officers as a commander; he appointed twice convicted thief Scott Gardner to lead the city’s police department as chief of police. Cuyahoga County Executive Armond Budish should send sheriffs to arrest McDonald, Gardner and 22 other private individuals impersonating law enforcement officers in violation of the Ohio Attorney General’s order for them to stop performing the duties of a law enforcement officer and wearing a weapon.

Former Cuyahoga County Board of Elections director Pat McDonald and Elections Manager Brent Lawler were delivered a Facebook message from a King “brother” who lives in Cleveland Heights and voted for his brother from the East Cleveland address. Cecil King admitted his non-East Cleveland resident “mayor” brother’s been engaged in voter fraud with other members of the family.

But Pat McDonald, Lawler and the elections board criminally suspended Title 35 by anarchistically refusing to enforce election laws as written.  So King’s been allowed by the corrupt elections officials to usurp an elected office, misappropriate public funds and make ignorant police appointment decisions like this “baby momma supervisor” one that have already cost East Cleveland taxpayers millions.

As East Cleveland’s former mayor this writer inherited Larry McDonald in 2006 and laid him off in 2008 with no intent to rehire him.  McDonald was originally hired under the late Patricia Lane during Saratha Goggins’ term as mayor.  Goggins professional background consisted of 19 years of employment as a clerk in University Hospital’s x-ray department.  Her job was to direct patients to follow the colored lines to the appropriate x-ray room.  The city’s first woman chief and mayor saw McDonald as a qualified applicant.

Brandon King brought a hood rat’s consciousness to the office of mayor in East Cleveland as he’s allowed vicious racists and armed black thugs to violate the civil rights and steal from U.S. citizens who are Descendants of Slaves in a 96 percent Black populated city. King’s presence reminds those of us who respect the struggles and suffering of our ancestors that we were sold out by other Africans who were motivated by greed.

The lay-off of McDonald was necessary.  He had no concept of the words “probable cause” and no comprehension for the legal restraint public employees assigned to “obey and enforce” laws must have when interacting with the nation’s constitutionally-protected citizens.  McDonald seemed to think wearing a uniform and a gun gave him the “power” to interact with them anyway he wanted; a dangerous reality in a state whose lawmakers gave citizens the same “fear of life” defense cops have even when interacting lawbreaking cops threatening their lives.

Administratively McDonald lacked the ability to write cogent and testifiable sentences in police reports which for East Cleveland is a problem with the majority of the city’s police officers.  They refused to let citizens write their own language in reports.  McDonald had zero impulse control and whatever thoughts sprung in his mind he acted on as cop. 

A 10-year-old Chambers Elementary School student complained to me in front of McDonald that he’d pushed him into a wall and treated the child like a criminal in front of other students.  McDonald’s reason for violating the U.S. citizen’s constitutional rights was that he wanted to scare him straight.  The child said he didn’t need scaring straight.  He didn’t want McDonald putting his hands on him and violating his constitutional rights. I gave the student my card in front of Larry with instructions for him to call me, personally, on my cell phone if he ever touched him again.

No information like this is found in McDonald’s “performance reviews” because every cop supervising him was operating in violation of state laws that ordered them to stop performing a law enforcement officer’s duties.  Brainless past and current members of council didn’t ensure recalled ex-mayor Gary Norton, Jr. didn’t maintain the twice-yearly performance reviews I’d ordered on all employees.  Juanita Gowdy and Korean Stevens are not among the past members of non-performing council members.  These two hellraisers just got elected and their voices they’ve added to the body sound promising.

King should have fired the Italian American chief of police Michael Cardilli and Irish Catholic Gardner for creating a fake police training class and sending forged documents to the attorney general to cover for the police impersonators who’d been told they were not law enforcement officers.  This Black thief should have also referred them for “federal” prosecution for the rights of the city’s predominantly 96 percent Black citizenry he’d let majority White thieves stealing wages and benefits from them violate. 

Knowing I couldn’t let him interact with citizens as a police officer, I assigned McDonald to visit properties that required occupancy permits to issue warnings with the reminder that the offense was citable for those that had expired.   During tax time I assigned him and another police officer whose use was limited to drive a sound truck through the city to remind taxpayers of tax deadlines. 

I also assigned him to distribute citywide notices to residents and businesses.  McDonald’s salary had been paid through HUD.  When the program money ended I saw it as an opportunity to let him go. 

The idea McDonald’s worked for Cleveland, University Circle and is now an East Cleveland “commander” reflects the state’s low training standards for municipal police officers and explains why so many arrests are unlawful; and that the problem will only grow worse.  McDonald’s currently among 24 East Cleveland cops Judge John Russo’s ordered Prosecuting Attorney Michael O’Malley to charge for performing law enforcement officer duties and wearing weapons with expired Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy credentials.

McDonald and a cop operating under a changed name, Kenneth Disalvo aka Kenneth Lundy,  are the reasons Russo’s ordered charges against the 24.  The two searched Facebook pages without warrants and decided something they’d read about a teenaged male U.S. citizen with constitutionally-protected rights a suspect they wanted to question.  So these two violent and slow-minded idiots “conspired” to set up a street kidnapping where they drug him out of a car at gunpoint, planted a weapon in his vehicle, kidnapped his 17-year-old female U.S. citizen passenger by driving his vehicle with her in it; and then brought him to the police station for an interrogation.  This is who King just promoted to supervise every patrol officer in the city.

After a city hall encounter with Cleveland chief of police Calvin Williams, this writer met with Mayor Frank Jackson and showed him a state general law I learned the Ohio Highway Patrol was not training “municipal police officers” to know.  Section 737.11 of the Ohio  Revised Code is the first law every city cop should know and Jackson admitted Williams didn’t.

As East Cleveland’s former mayor and a 40-year newspaper and journalist who covered the police beat for the Cleveland Press daily newspaper in 1981 from a first floor office inside the Justice Center, McDonald and Williams are not the only Ohio police officers who haven’t read R.C. 737.11 to know the words “obey and enforce all ordinances of the legislative authority of the municipal corporation, and all criminal laws of the state and the United States,” are the legally embedded within a law enforcement officer’s duties. 

After an interesting first time encounter with Cleveland Chief of Police Calvin Williams this writer asked him about the high speed pursuits “into” Cleveland by outside law enforcement agencies and he said he was powerless to stop them. Hmmm! Not quite. R.C. 737.11 is a state general law his boss, Mayor Frank Jackson, told this writer his chief “doesn’t know.” Jackson read the word “shall” and institutely identified the mandated instructions to police officers were to “obey and enforce” all of city, state and nation’s criminal laws. Jackson also observed that lawmaker inserted the word “obey” before they could enforce. Had Williams read R.C. 737.11 and then read the state’s “warrantless pursuit” law under R.C,. 2935.03 he would know there were classifications of offenses that told another city’s cops not to cross Cleveland or any other city’s borders. One is the expired license plate offense that cost 13-year-old Jaden Paolino his health when East Cleveland cops conducted an illegal NCIC search and decided a $150 minor misdemeanor was enough to chase a driver into Cleveland over. Had Williams read the FBI’s NCIC 2000 Manual and the federal laws that control and limit access to the database he would have known an “NCIC hit alone is not probable cause to arrest” and had the justification to arrest the East Cleveland cops. The same, however, applies on the East Cleveland side when Cleveland cops invade it over a private cops chase of a robber onto city streets who had a Cleveland police car that dragged the city’s taxpayers into a private security firm’s separate liability for their security guard’s unlawful pursuit. Williams ignores a lot of laws because he’s not a police chief who’s read and mastered all the criminal laws he’s supposed to obey, So he covers up for his own disobedience and that of others with “adminstrative charges” instead of “criminal prosecutions.”

There are no criminal laws law enforcement officers can disobey.  None.  Ohio lawmakers established a “zero tolerance” law mayors, safety directors, prosecutors and judges are not enforcing.  Violating civil rights disobeys laws and failing to prosecute uniformed lawbreakers disobeys the criminal laws they have a duty to enforce. 

A law enforcement officer who witnesses another law enforcement committing a crime is committing a “federal” crime and violating 18 U.S.C. 4, “misprision of felony.” Since R.C 737.11 specifically embeds federal criminal law obedience and enforcement into a municipal police officers duties, obeying all local, state and federal criminal laws is a mandate whether law enforcement officers are training to know them or not.  This state’s elected officials seem to have a problem identifying citizens with the appropriate mental capacity to perform public jobs that simply require them to read and obey laws they’re not trained to know.

Ohioans in urban cities are accustomed to “big salaried” cops and six-figure wages.  What they don’t see are the $8 an hour part-time police chiefs managing part-time cops in small townships and villages who are equally as poorly-paid.  Imagine Ohio’s attorney generals appointing $8 an hour police chiefs who’ve assigned their $8 an hour sergeant to establish training standards for all of the state’s municipal police; and the training is conducted by the Superintendent of the Ohio Highway Patrol whose curriculum doesn’t make reference to the one Ohio law every municipal cop like McDonald should know.

The body setting training standards for cops in this state is the Ohio Peace Officer Training Council.  Appointed by the state’s Attorney General, the body typically consists of low level cops and citizens who haven’t read or mastered any portion of the Ohio Revised Code’s duties and instructions to police officers. Without knowing or being trained on every section of the Revised Code that establishes separate duties for every category of law enforcement officer, the attorney generals have let them devise a dumb overall curriculum that focuses on driving, shooting, police tactics and jumping jacks. 

Ohio Governor and former Attorney General Richard MIchael DeWine should be prosecuted for dereliction of duty for the way he failed to take cops off the streets who operated without valid OPOTA certifications after he told them to stop performing a law enforcement officer’s duties and wearing weapons.

Out of 624 hours of training about 16 are in “U.S. Supreme court cases” they have no duty to know.  They get no training on the local, state and federal criminal laws they’re required to obey and enforce in cities.  German cops get no fewer than 2000 hours of training before they’re allowed on the streets.  They need an additional 1000 hours of training to wear a weapon.  U.S. cops get fewer hours of training than the 1500 hours needed to cut and style hair.

It is under this ridiculously low “training” paradigm that intellectually-impaired individuals are working as law enforcement officers all across the state and nation.  There should be some record of this type of information in McDonald’s personnel files as well as Gardner’s and Cardilli’s, but labor agreements with the police unions allow derogatory information to be removed from a cop’s file. 

The benefit to this state’s citizens is that public records retention laws trump all collective bargaining agreements; and the records can be removed but not destroyed.  Personnel records must be permanently-retained and I know the city’s personnel files included derogatory information on McDonald and Gardner before I left on December 31, 2009. 

I suspended Gardner twice for insubordination and refused to promote him to sergeant.  The rejection of him for supervisor was because he’d written bad checks to employees who worked for his private security company.  Gardner’s two convictions come from tax fraud indictments in Cuyahoga and Medina counties.  This is who King just appointed to the position of chief of police.

Eric Jonathan Brewer

Cleveland's most influential journalist and East Cleveland's most successful mayor is an East Saint Louis, Illinois native whose father led the city's petition drive in 1969 to elect the first black mayor in 1971. Eric is an old-school investigative reporter whose 40-year body of editorial work has been demonstrably effective. No local journalist is feared or respected more.

Trained in newspaper publishing by the legendary Call & Post Publisher William Otis Walker in 1978 when it was the nation's 5th largest Black-owned publication, Eric has published and edited 13 local, regional and statewide publications across Ohio. Adding to his publishing and reporting resume is Eric's career in government. Eric served as the city's highest paid part-time Special Assistant to ex-Cleveland Mayor Michael R. White. He served as Chief of Staff to ex-East Cleveland Mayor Emmanuel Onunwor; and Chief of Communications to the late George James in his capacity as the Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority's first Black executive director. Eric was appointed to serve as a member of the state's Financial Planning & Supervision Commission to guide the East Cleveland school district out of fiscal emergency and $20 million deficit. Former U.S. HUD Secretary Alphonso Jackson told Eric in his D.C. office he was the only mayor in the nation simultaneously-managing a municipal block grant program. Eric wrote the city's $2.2 million Neighborhood Stabilization Program grant application. A HUD Inspector General audit of his management of the block grant program resulted in "zero" audit findings.

As a newspaper publisher, Eric has used his insider's detailed knowledge of government and his publications to lead the FBI and state prosecutors to investigations that resulted in criminal prosecutions of well-known elected officials in Ohio; and have helped realign Cleveland's political landscape with the defeat of candidates and issues he's exposed. Eric's stories led to the indictments of the late Governor George Voinovich's brother, Paul Voinovich of the V Group, and four associates. He asked the FBI to investigate the mayor he'd served as chief of staff for public corruption; and testified in three federal trials for the prosecution. He forced former Cuyahoga County Coroner Dr. Elizabeth Balraj to admit her investigations of police killings were fraudulent; and to issue notices to local police that her investigators would control police killing investigations. Eric's current work has resulted in Cuyahoga County Judge John Russo accepting the criminal complaint he guided an activist to file against 24 civil rights-violating police officers in the city he once led for operating without valid peace officer credentials. USA Today reporters picked up on Eric's police credentials reporting from his social media page and made it national.

Eric is the author of of his first book, "Fight Police License Plate Spying," which examines the FBI and local police misuse of the National Crime Information Center criminal records history database. An accomplished trumpet player and singer whose friendship with Duke Fakir of the Four Tops resulted in his singing the show's closing song, "Can't Help Myself": Curtis Sliwa of New York's Guardian Angels counts Eric among his founding chapter leaders from the early 1980's role as an Ohio organizer of over 300 volunteer crime fighters in Cleveland, Columbus and Youngstown, Ohio. For his work as a young man Eric was recognized by Cleveland's Urban League as it's 1983 Young Man of the Year.

Known in Cleveland for his encyclopedic knowledge of government and history, and intimately-connected with the region's players, every local major media outlet in Cleveland has picked up on one of Eric's stories since 1979. There is no mainstream newspaper, television or radio outlet in Cleveland that does not include an interview with Eric Jonathan Brewer in its archives over the past 40 years.


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