Crocodile Tears Williams covering for Target employee who caused Tamia’s death

East Cleveland officials should ask Trump's USDOJ and the FBI to criminally-investigate conspiracy-minded Cleveland cops and the reckless vigilante they're protecting

CLEVELAND, OH – The first indication of the Tamia Chapman cover-up Cleveland police are engaged in is how the Caller on the incident report is identified in the “nature of the call” as a police, EMS, fire, auxiliary in trouble.  That’s the first lie.  The caller was employed officially for the Target Corporation at the time of the 9-1-1 call. 

A Target department store security worker in his personal vehicle left one of the corporation’s customers alone after she was robbed and decided to engage in an unlawful vigilante pursuit of teens in a stolen car.

Specifically, the Caller was seated in his Chevy Silverado in the parking lot working as a Target security and safety worker with shopkeeper rights to observe and report crimes to municipal police.  The 9-1-1 call he made to Cleveland’s police department was that he’d observed a woman being robbed on Target’s property and had followed the vehicle off the private property in his personal vehicle. 

So at the moment Target’s employee left the corporation’s property to follow the stolen vehicle, instead of tending to its customer, he created a “liability” for his deep pockets corporate employer.  It’s here where inside understanding of police management and the relationships between individual police employees and their private security company employers is critical.

Under R.C. 2935.04 the General Assembly of Ohio gave “anyone” the authority to arrest when they see felony like the one Target’s security worker witnessed.  It’s this state’s “citizen’s arrest” law.

“When a felony has been committed, or there is reasonable ground to believe that a felony has been committed, any person without a warrant may arrest another whom he has reasonable cause to believe is guilty of the offense, and detain him until a warrant can be obtained.”

On Target’s property the security worker even had the authority to detain the males involved in the robbery he was witnessing.  He also told dispatchers he didn’t see a gun or know if they had weapons.

So at the time he was calling in the robbery the Target security and safety employee had a right to protect the woman on private property and cause an arrest of the armed males.  From her “legal” perspective Target’s safety worker didn’t lift a finger to protect or comfort his employer’s customer.  He drove off.   One of the males was only 15.

The Target Corporation employee who engaged in a reckless pursuit of males off private property caused the death of 13-year-old Tamia Chapman.

Target’s customer called 9-1-1 on her own. As a result of the Target employee’s reckless abandonment of his duties to his employer, her vehicle was ultimately damaged and involved in Tamia Chapman’s death.  This adds an “emotional stress” element to a possible claim against Target because of the recklessness of its security employee.  That “we can’t let them get away with it” bullshit Williams is selling as he removes his glasses to fake cry isn’t found in any laws.

Target’s security and safety employee called 9-1-1 at 3:26 p.m. and abandoned the job he held to operate as a vigilante in an unlawful pursuit in his personal vehicle of the individuals driving the stolen car he didn’t lift a finger to protect his employer’s customer from losing on its property.   

The incident report identifies Target’s employee as being behind the suspect vehicle from the corporation’s W. 117th Street property all the way to St. Clair Avenue near Woodworth Avenue on the Cleveland side of the street before it turns into East Cleveland.  He wasn’t identified as being out of the pursuit until 3:42 p.m.  Nearly 16 minutes after he initiated it.  

The incident report describes how the males who’d taken Target’s customer’s vehicle without authorization observed speed and traffic laws until they appear to have realized its employee was following in his Chevy Silverado even as they drove through intersections and lights.  Had Target’s safety and security employee remained on its property and protected or at least comforted its customer, from his own words the males would have driven away from their crime scene without further incident.  There’s a period where an officer in a zone car describes the Target employee at Chester Avenue as being “up on him” in reference to the male driving the corporation’s customer’s stolen vehicle.

All of this information makes the location of the incident another cover-up clue.  At the time the report was written Cleveland cops knew they were dealing with one of their reckless vigilante-own.  He’d become inflamed over Black males robbing a white female. 

The dispatch read-out shows Second District captain Keith Sulzer showing up at Target to comfort the white female instead of monitoring and controlling the pursuit.  He’s the same derelict and duty-exceeding idiot who thinks police officers and Ohio Highway Patrol troopers can cut their own deals to extend patrols into municipal corporations in violation of R.C. 5503.  Sulzer didn’t know Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight were held captive in Ariel Castro’s house around the corner from his office for 10 years.  They weren’t his kind of White.

If the Target employee works for a security firm sub-contractor who employs off-duty cops then leaving the property created a liability problem for the security company its owner would need cops to fix in the report.  The “location” of the incident in the report was removed from Target’s property and identified as “I-90 E / W 117th Exit.”  Target is not identified anywhere in the incident report itself.  It’s identified in the readout of the conversations between the Caller, dispatchers and police.

Instead of monitoring a reckless vigilante pursuit, irresponsible captain Keith Sulzer visited Target to comfort a woman whose car had been stolen. Knowing the lynch mob mindset of Cleveland cops the ethnicity of the victim since the suspects are American males becomes important.

Nothing in any provision of Ohio law, Cleveland’s charter, its ordinances or administrative code causes an individual employed as a municipal law enforcement officer to “be on duty 24 hours a day.”  Ohio’s charter and labor laws limit municipal work weeks to 40 hours paid in bi-weekly installments.   So when Williams claims municipal law enforcement officers are “on duty” 24-hours-a-day he’s engaged in obstruction since he can’t prove the claim with a law that supports it. 

What should be closely-examined in the incident report are the “units” and “personnel” involved.  The personnel are associated with names and badge numbers.  Randolph #R1041.  Harvey #1260.  McMahan #1196.  Walker #1007.  Sabolik #S1095.  Staskevich #0942.  Peterson #1749.  Miller #3722.  Yuhas #Y1000.  Kolonick #1094.  The majority appear to be Catholic and Eastern European Ukrainian, Serbian, Slovenian, Croatian and Irish Catholic. 

The “Caller” should not be identified anywhere within the report’s “units” and “personnel” sections.  The Caller wasn’t on duty and his name should not be co-mingled among the others.  His time card should not reflect any time on duty for that day.  The effort Williams has gone through not to reveal the Caller under a bogus legal interpretation is another cover-up clue.

The incident report Williams’ is releasing to the public about the warrantless pursuit that led to Tamia Chapman’s death in East Cleveland contains no information about the identity of a person only described as a “Caller.”   

The name of the Caller is not released under a claim in R.C. 128.32 that information about the name, address and telephone number of a 911 caller shall not be released.  It’s also one of Williams’ first acts of obstruction in concealing the caller’s identity from the public.

R.C. 128.32(G) reads as follows:  “No person shall disclose or use any information concerning telephone numbers, addresses, or names obtained from the data base that serves the public safety answering point of a 9-1-1 system established under this chapter, except for any of the following purposes or under any of the following circumstances.”

The statute reads that release of information “concerning” the telephone, addresses or names is not allowed.  It doesn’t read that the telephone numbers, addresses and names of a 9-1-1 Caller shall not be disclosed.  The information the federal and state government stores “against” names, addresses and telephone numbers is privacy-protected. 

Williams can release the caller’s name.  Law enforcement agencies are only restricted from sharing information that’s connected to the person’s name which is stored on the FBI’s National Crime Information Database (NCIC) pursuant to the 1974 Privacy Act.  All of this is spelled out in detail by Congress in 5 U.S.C. 534 that neither Williams nor the city’s law director has either read or understands.  If they did the “system of records” they’re creating by collecting drivers licenses at city hall’s doors would be seen as a direct violation of the very law they’re citing.

If a federal prosecutor had any knowledge of nuances of the state and local laws that control and limit Calvin Williams’ conduct as a “chief of police” in Title 7 of Ohio’s Revised Code he or she would see obstruction in every act.  Even down to a city website that lists public records access as “weekdays from 8 to 5” that he’s obstructed with a Monday, Wednesday and Friday only policy from 9 a.m. until 3:30 p.m.   

A federal prosecutor who understood the nuances of the state’s laws regarding the “authority” of “chiefs of police” pursuant to R.C. 737.06 would see even more conspiratorial obstruction to violate the rights of two municipal office holders, the mayor and safety director, by writing his own rules instead of those written by the safety director under the mayor in R.C. 737.11.  Williams hasn’t obeyed either state statute; which would make his entire administrative operation an easy target for an attorney who understands the corrupt practices embedded within the Cleveland Division of Police.

Now imagine an entire municipal government of similiarly-minded elected and appointed public officials who can’t recite the first three words of the U.S. Constitution they swore to obey; and who all have duties prescribed within laws they haven’t read not knowing laws they’ve enacted are being obstructed by Williams’ “policies.”  

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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