Brandon King has debate opponent who humiliated him arrested, jailed and instructs cops not to let him make bond on his word only that he was “assaulted”

Cowardly, 'fraidy cat King continues to misuse the law enforcement authority of the mayor's office to bully his political opponents and critics with arrest threats

CLEVELAND, OH – Richmond Heights resident Brandon King lost a mayoral debate miserably to a first time candidate with a lengthy criminal record who simply outclassed and outknowledged him with every response.  “Name-dropping” King was humiliated in front of an audience of supporters to a repentant ex-offender who made the mayor and his two ex-offending brothers look more like a criminal than he’d ever been.  He even made the mayor’s master’s degree in business look like nothing than just a piece of paper since King’s never been hired by a major corporation or government agency to use it.

According to his voting records King lives at 1735 Elsinore Road with two of his ex-offender brothers.  So much for this loser’s “master’s degree.”  The best job he’s ever held is the one he’s got now earning $40,000 a year as East Cleveland’s mayor while he eats at the “all you can steal” buffet.  He’s fighting to keep it as if he knows jail is in his and Michael Smedley’s future if he does not.

So when Twon Billings approached King in the parking lot to greet him after the debate the scary Richmond Heights resident acted like a straight up bitch.  Instead of being a gentleman about losing Dr. Patricia Blochowiak said King pushed Billings.  EJBNEWS was told King then ran over to the uncertified private citizens he’s empowered to steal wages, benefits and a pension from East Cleveland taxpayers as cops; and ordered Billings to be arrested for “assaulting” him.

East Cleveland police sergeant Mark Allen did not witness the alleged crime Brandon King accused Twon Billings of committing. King doesn’t look hurt or injured as Dr. Patricia Blochowiak stands behind Allen saying the mayor was lying.

Michael Smedley, an individual named in a federal indictment as King’s chief of staff, threatened Blochowiak with arrest after she told police his boss was the attacker.  Council has not included wages for a chief of staff since I left the job the legislative authority created for me in December 1998.  Council has asked but not been told or shown the line items covering Smedley’s wages by the “master’s degreed” King.

A “law enforcement officer” who did not witness the alleged misdemeanor offense King was claiming took Billings into custody without a warrant.  All of East Cleveland’s codified ordinances are either misdemeanors or carry civil penalties.  The arrest violated Section 2935.03 of the Ohio Revised Code restricting police officers from making misdemeanor arrests for offenses they did not witness without a warrant.  The instructions the individual who arrested Billings should have already followed are found in Section 2935.05 of the Ohio Revised Code.  Filing affidavit where arrest without warrant.

When a person named in section 2935.03 of the Revised Code has arrested a person without a warrant, he shall, without unnecessary delay, take the person arrested before a court or magistrate having jurisdiction of the offense, and shall file or cause to be filed an affidavit describing the offense for which the person was arrested. Such affidavit shall be filed either with the court or magistrate, or with the prosecuting attorney or other attorney charged by law with prosecution of crimes before such court or magistrate and if filed with such attorney he shall forthwith file with such court or magistrate a complaint, based on such affidavit.

Billings called East Cleveland Sunrise co-publisher Justyn Anderson from a municipal jail the state ordered King to close in 2018.  The American citizen was taken off the streets at the hands of King’s rogue law enforcement officer impersonators without being told why he was under arrest.

EJBNEWS learned Billings had no idea of the charges he was facing from Anderson.  He wasn’t brought before Judge William Dawsonwithout unnecessary delay” with the affidavit describing the offense.  One of the benefits of having a municipal court with a resident serving as judge is they’re available 24-hours-a-day to discharge duties that protect constitutional rights.  There’s no lawful reason for Billings to have been held in arrested and jailed without bond.

King and unsworn law director impersonator and private attorney Willa Hemmons and Heather McCollough have become infamous for making cases against high profile individuals and drug dealers “go away” before they get to court.  Dawson told EJBNEWS he has no idea what happened to Cleveland councilman and mayoral candidate Basheer Jones’ 2019 gun arrest.  What King and twice-convicted chief of police Scott Gardner can’t now do is hide Billings’ arrest from Dawson.  They now have to conspire to create charges to present to the judge.

Judge William Dawson’s authority has been obstructed by Mayor Brandon King, police and prosecutors who are making cases go away without bringing Americans they’ve arrested without warrants before the court to file an affidavit of charges. After King visited Basheer Jones in jail the day he was arrested on gun charges in 2019 his “paperwork” went away, but the arrest record remained on the FBI’s National Crime Information Center criminal records history database. King allegedly told police not to contact Judge Dawson so Twon Billings could be bonded out of a jail the state ordered closed. Dawson must investigate and file criminal charges against the offenders.

Since joining East Cleveland politics as a council member in 2011, the Richmond Heights resident has engaged in a never-ending stream of criminal acts in office. The acts include his routine use of law enforcement officers to intimidate the city’s other elected officials and members of the public like recalled ex-Mayor Gary Norton.

East Cleveland residents will recall this piece of shit spent his first day in office trying to get Judge Sandra Walker to issue a search warrant to enter my apartment to retrieve the 40 gigabyte laptop and handgun I’d purchased from the city before leaving on December 31, 2009.  Norton once crazily assigned attorney Deborah Blade-Gooden to find a way to criminally prosecute me as someone they suspected of publishing the East Cleveland Tattler.  It was no secret.

The diminuitive 5’5″ tall and now federally-convicted ex-mayor once called police to remove council President Dr. Joy Jordan from a meeting they were having to discuss his $5.7 million deficit after less than two years in office.  In a conversation with councilman Nathaniel Martin at the Shell Gas Station at Euclid & Superior, Norton told Martin he was going to have him arrested by police and claim that he was pushed.  Martin like Blochowiak is campaigning for council-at-large.

King is a scary little man of about 5’7” tall and his first “you touched me” arrest victim as a councilman was a woman.  Tracy Udrija the current deputy clerk of council.  King alleged she pushed him while they were in the city council office.

Twon Billings crushed Richmond Heights resident Brandon King at a mayoral debate. He humiliated him so badly King had him arrested for wanting to talk after the debate.

Since then King and Smedley have sought to have council vice president Juanita Gowdy arrested for picking up food to deliver to senior citizens.  Another woman.  Smedley, like King, tried to have a witness who saw through his lies against Gowdy arrested.  The duo also instructed uncertified law enforcement officer impersonator and killer Larry McDonald to arrest Justyn Anderson for talking.  Last week “King’s Gestapo” simply confiscated William Fambrough’s step van off the streets in front of his home, and while he was loading it up to drive, because it carried Gowdy’s sign.

King bragged about all the city money he’s hoarded during the mayoral debate.  Billings ripped him for running up a more than $100 million civil rights bill for his unconstitutional and violent policing.  King just added to the $100 million legal bill East Cleveland taxpayers will owe long after he’s gone with his false arrest of Billings.  His rights were always present but they’ll kick in aggressively after his release.

Billings is King’s false arrest victim.  The arresting cop should have followed the law instead of the scary bitch boy lunatics and not violated Billings’ constitutional rights.  The ball’s now in his court with a law Ohio’s general assembly enacted that lets anyone with knowledge of a crime seek a warrant for the offender’s arrest.

In this case Billings has the right to use Section 2935.09 and 2935.10 of the Ohio Revised Code to cause King to be arrested for his false statement during an official proceeding; and with the purpose of misleading law enforcement officers from performing only official duties.  They violated Section 2921.13 of the Ohio Revised Code.  King and Smedley’s instructions to cops not to allow Billings to bond out obstructed his rights and their official business.

When he appears before Dawson it’s Billings option to ask that his false accusers and constitutional rights abusers be arrested.  It was shared with me by a retired court of common pleas judge that Billings can make the R.C. 2935.09 request to Dawson verbally.  The facts will speak for themselves.

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.

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