Prosecutor leaked video I sent to FBI of McDonald asking for drugs the mayor is obstructing council from investigating

CLEVELAND, OH – A federal law I know is codified at 18 U.S.C. 4 instructs anyone with knowledge of a federal crime to report it to court of cognizable jurisdiction or a civil or military authority; or face up to three years in prison for “misprision of felony.”  So when I obtained a copy of the video last week of law enforcement officer impersonator Larry McDonald asking an OPOTA-certified law enforcement officer for some of the drugs he’d seized during an arrest I forwarded it to a Special Agent at the Federal Bureau of Investigtion (FBI) that handles public corruption.

The special agent delivered it to the U.S. Attorney’s office to review and obtain permission to investigate.  Ward 2 Councilwoman Juanita Gowdy has a copy of this video and the others associated with McDonald’s demand for the drugs and threat to the cop’s life afterwards.  She was “directed” to request it officially from Mayor Brandon King in writing to learn if he would discharge the duties of the mayor’s office and deliver it to federal authorities for an investigation.

King’s response came in the form of a letter Gowdy received from private citizen Willa Hemmons in the form of an unrequested and criminally-obstructive legal opinion that the council was not entitled to the city’s video as a “law enforcement investigatory record.”  The “law enforcement officers obstructing the city’s lawfully elected officers from obtaining their records, including Hemmons, are private citizens Gowdy has confirmed to have met none of the qualifications for discharging duties as public officials of the municipal corporation.

Hemmons’ “opinion” as a private contractor council president Korean Stevenson and Gowdy have each warned in writing is not the city’s director of law is now additional evidence FBI agents will be asked to examine as an obstructive criminal tool.  Members of legislative authorities discharging official duties are not the “public” for which public records laws were written.  Legislators have rights to investigate every record in a city’s possession; and that authority to question any employee about them.

Last week Gowdy demanded the videos in the possession of the Richmond Heights resident who serves unlawfully as East Cleveland’s mayor to start the process for a request to the council president for a legislative investigation.  Brandon King. The video evidence she wanted showed a member of the organized crime gang he leads threatening a certified law enforcement officer’s life.

Cash, drugs and cars have been unreported in numerous arrestsand schemes that involve King, McDonald and the team of uncertified individuals impersonating municipal law enforcement officers as police and prosecutors.  Hemmons has been involved in an extortion scheme with King that lets people being arrested by law enforcement officer impersonators pay cash or surrender property and drugs to avoid criminal prosecution.

The video King and Hemmons are trying to conceal from council was leaked to me through sources close to assistant prosecuting attorney Heather McCollough.  The heretofore criminal co-conspirer appears to have had a moment of sanity and remembered she’s a “licensed” attorney on a collision course with losing it and going to jail.  She should reach out to FBI agents with a sense of urgency.

24 cops resigned within the last year as they faced a criminal complaint for discharging a law enforcement officer’s duties with expired Ohio Peace Officer Training Acacemy credentials.  McDonald has not been certified since 2015; but his lack of credentials don’t matter to a mayor who claims to live with his brother at a home police raided for drugs at 1735 Elsinore Road.  He’s currently the subject of a criminal complaint Mariah Crenshaw has filed against him for making arrests over the last 5 years with no police authority.

Neither police chief Scott Gardner nor former chief Michael Cardilli are OPOTA certified.  Cardilli should have been removed from the payroll when he surrendered the police chief’s job as there was no act of council that authorized him to remain on the job as a private citizen in any capacity.   Gardner was indicted twice for felonies in Cuyahoga and Medina counties.  He pled to misdemeanors making him ineligible to work as a cop when he was investigating Timothy Russell and Malissa William’s death in 2013 with the Bureau of Criminal Investigations.  The Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) doesn’t even represent the city’s private police anymore.

Gowdy and the new council leadership are trying to avert the civil liabilities they know are coming from the army of private citizens King has allowed to impersonate law enforcement officers in the city; and are concerned for the safety of private citizens making unlawful arrests of lawfully armed American citizens with the same “fear of life” defense as cops.

King called himself “demoting” McDonald as he accepted his claim that he was only joking.   McDonald had already taken cocaine evidence before he asked for the bag of marijuana DeMarko Johnson was recording himself entering as evidence.  The city’s two police chiefs, each operating without OPOTA credentials, appear to have removed the permanent cameras I had installed as mayor to record “everything” inside the police department.

King’s demotion ignored the theft of the cocaine for which McDonald was not kidding.  Even law enforcement officer impersonator Joe Marche’s interview with Johnson is a “let’s not discuss the coke” coverup.  I have those videos, too.  So does the FBI.

I’ve already published the videos of Marche’s Bratenahl arrest while he was armed, drunk and that revealed how that city’s prosecutor left out the “gun” spec.  The scar in his face is from a self-inflicted wound.  The most unstable law enforcement officer impersonators in the world are armed and dangerously untrained and uncertified on East Cleveland streets.

Hemmons confirmed in her “opinion” that an outside agency was investigating.  What she did not know is that the “outside investigation” she knows is occurring is of “organized criminal activity” of which she is identified as a co-conspirator.  All of her opinions are being shared with federal investigating authorities in the light that Hemmons is a resident of Shaker Heights who is not an elector of East Cleveland qualified to discharge the duties of a municipal law director she’s never discharged according to any laws.

Hemmons has compounded the crimes she’s committing against East Cleveland taxpayers from a public office she usurped by obstructing council with even more opinions to prevent them from declaring the office she’s been holding illegally “vacant” back to January 19, 2015.  That was the 10th day after she had failed to deliver the oath.  Hemmons should have “advised” Gary Norton as mayor to administer the oath or resigned.

Michael O’Malley is Cuyahoga County’s prosecuting attorney.  A democrat.  Irish Catholic.  He doesn’t believe in the Constitution of the United States of America.  He doesn’t give two shits about the Constitution of Ohio.  Fuck the 1994 Violent Crime and Law Enforcement Control Act that makes all these offenses I’ve reported to the FBI violations of 18 U.S.C. 241, 18 U.S.C. 242 and 18 U.S.C. 1961 as a “racketeering corrupt influenced organization.”  Fuck all the state general laws and those that allow citizens pursuant to R.C. 2935.09 and 2935.10 to file criminal complaints against individuals using public offices to commit crimes.

O’Malley is a public official who has used the office to commit crimes with William D. Mason when they hid the felonious sex offenses of 496 Catholic church sex offenders with the help of Judge Brian Corrigan.  Cuyahoga County’s criminal justice system is literally a Catholic organized crime family; and they’re covering for each other while fucking over the Protestants, Muslims and Jews.

Invariably O’Malley knows he’s faced with the reality that R.C. 2935.09 and 2935.10 is a non-discriminatory state law that gives anyone with knowledge of a crime to report it to either him or a judge to cause the offender to be prosecuted.    It’s a duty of the public office he holds that neither O’Malley nor the county’s judges want to enforce as it will cause some of them to face criminal charges from citizens who know they’ve been violating their rights.

The federal “misprision of felony” law that required me to report the video in my possession to the FBI applies to judges and prosecutors who know felony crimes are being committed by public officials discharging official duties.  When Claire Freeman filed her civil claim against the Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority’s (CMHA) board for dismissing her the judge identified federal crimes in her pleadings and alerted the FBI.  18 U.S.C. 4 applies to “anyone with knowledge of a felony.”  The late Kentucky Judge Richard Baumgarten was federally prosecuted for failing to report felony crimes he knew court officials had committed.

A special agent was sent to the court in Freeman’s case to take notes and confirm the federal felonies since at all times CMHA’s “Consolidated Annual Contributions Contract” places it under Congressional oversight.  East Cleveland is a “direct entitlement” city that receives HUD block grant funds.  Police and fire are funded with federal grants.  Federal funds are granted to O’Malley’s office and the courts.  All are under Congressional oversight with duties imposed on its officials to report and prosecute “all” known and reported felony offenses identified by “any person with knowledge” under both state and federal laws.

What O’Malley has done with Russo, and now McMonagle, is obstruct citizens with rights from exercising them “under the color of law.”  It doesn’t matter that O’Malley and the state’s 722 judges did not read the two letters former U.S. Department of Justice attorneys Lisa Foster and Vanita Gupta sent to then Chief Justice Maureen O’Conner in 2014.  O’Connor “noticed” each of the state’s 722 judges, as she had been advised, that 18 U.S.C. 241 and 242, upgraded from misdemeanors to felonies under the 1994 Violent Crime and Law Enforcement Control Act, applied to prosecutors and judges as well as police who conspire to violate rights under the color of law.

The video I shared with the FBI, with all the supporting background information, is just the tip of the iceberg of information O’Malley and the county’s judges and municipal prosecutors know about the police with whom they’re interacting and with each other.  They know oaths of office are requirements of laws.  They know the oaths each was administered required them to obey and uphold constitutions and laws.  They know laws written in English need no interpretation.  O’Malley knows Larry McDonald is not a police officer and so does David Yost in his official capacity as Ohio’s attorney general.

McDonald is one of 32,000 police officers across Ohio working either with no OPOTA credentials or with those that have not been property approved with a request from each city’s “mayor” or “civil service commission” as “appointing authorities.”  The chiefs of police interacting with OPOTA have no legal authority to appoint any peace officer.  McDonald’s arrests are completely unauthorized by law.  So are the arrests of the vast majority of 32,000 Ohio peace officers; and prosecutors and judges know.

My asking the FBI to pursue a criminal complaint against McDonald would be unnecessary if King had discharged the duties of the city’s mayor as its chief law enforcement officer.  Federal money wouldn’t be needed for this shit if the criminals in the county prosecutor’s office prosecuted McDonald as soon as the attorney general alerted them that he was uncertified and still working.

So to the FBI agent witih whom I’ve been sharing information, please strongly suggest to U.S. Attorney General William Barr that he start from the bottom and work his way all the way to the top.  Confirm the certifications of the peace officers.  Oaths are required to be filed with the clerk of councils.

Confirm the certifications of the prosecuting attorneys.  Some are operating without oaths.  Some in violation of R.C. 3517.11(d) that instructs elected officials not to enter offices without first meeting campaign finance reporting requirements.

The same with the judges.  All of Judge John P. O’Donnell’s cases from 2002 were from a usurped office just like Hemmons.  He turned in his 2002 campaign finance reports to Brent Lawler at the board of elections in 2014; and Lawler criminally accepted and filed them. Certificates of election for every elected official shall be filed with the appropriate clerk “before” they “enter an office and discharge its duties.”  Lawler’s conduct violates federal election laws and aided in O’Donnell’s conspiracy to violate rights from a usurped office under the color of law.

The U.S. Department of Justice in its 2014 investigation of Cleveland’s police department cited U.S. Constitutional provisions and federal laws that apply to every police department, prosecutor’s office and court in the nation.  Every prosecutor who operated without statutorily-required credentials, and who presented the case of a peace officer discharging duties without statutorily required credentials before a judge who also did not confirm, and who presided over a trial without meeting election and credential requirements, is engaged in a “color of law” conspiracy to violate the constitutional rights of American citizens.

There are processes to how official acts of government employees are authorized by law.  Failure to obey a process disqualifies the act as it was not authorized by law.  The failure of “any” person to report felony offenses, and for prosecutors and judges to use public offices to cancel a citizen’s rights to report and cause these felonious acts to be criminally prosecuted, violates 18 U.S.C. 4 as well as 18 U.S.C. 241 and 242.  10 years in prison and death if an unlawful act under the color of law causes a death.  Imagine the disqualified judge who presided over a capital offense trial.

It’s a “constitutional loop” that even compels the FBI agent I delivered the video to report it the felony.  It’s why, as Hemmons has confirmed, “an outside agency is investigating.”  She just left out the part about herself being identified as a co-conspirator in the full criminal investigation.  Obviously Hemmons’ legal opinion has been shared with the FBI agent; along with written warnings to her and King from council that the unsworn Shaker Heights resident was not the city’s law director.  That along with the affidavit Hemmons submitted in lieu of an oath as yet another criminally obstructive tool.

The “wise” reader will see the warning and govern themselves appropriately.  The duty to report, whether you want to or not, is a requirement of federal law.  There are periphreal elected and appointed public officials and employees who will get caught up simply because they knew and kept their mouths shut.  Don’t.  Contact the FBI at 216-522-1400 and “report.”  18 U.S.C 4.

The full scope of information I know is in the FBI’s possession is not generally known to the public.  What’s taking place is of a magnitude larger than the county’s public corruption investigation and will affect more cops nationwide like McDonald.

The signals are in President Donald Trump’s June 16, 2020 executive order 22 days after George Floyd’s murder in which he instructed Barr not to send a federal dollar to uncertified police departments.  He also instructed him to create a database for citizens to access cop credentials and corrupt acts … nationally.

McDonald has been caught stealing drugs.  Former East Cleveland cop David Cimperman is being investigated for using his job as Amsterdam’s police chief to buy military weapons under the city’s name the current police chief could not find.  16 cops from East Cleveland and other local communities with no credentials were on Amsterdam’s roster with OPOTA.  Cimperman bought two cars for Tenable on the city’s account; and the mayor had no knowledge.  Police chiefs have no contract signing authority but it’s not stopping over 900 police chiefs from doing it across the state.

Information like this is known to Gowdy and East Cleveland’s current council. The city’s new council, because of our relationship, know better than any other what’s taking place and are actively engaged in acts to make corrections. One of the legislative tools King and Hemmons are obstructing are amendments to the city’s impersonation of law enforcement officer ordinance.  Ord. No. 525.03.  I’ve taken federal and state laws that deal with police misconduct and combined them all under one ordinance with clear instructions that protect citizen rights.

Three members of council are ready to pass what they’re calling the Tamia Chapman Act as an emergency to get McDonald and the other private citizens impersonating law enforcement officers “immediately” off the streets.  They need two votes from Ernest Smith and Timothy Austin they’re not willing to give.  King’s got Smith’s vote locked up with the car bribe he’s giving him.  Austin doesn’t live in East Cleveland like King; so his bribe is King’s silence.

Organized crime.  Anyone who sees this ignorant criminal shit has no other choice but to report it.

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.

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