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Zack Reed has no more patience with Calvin Williams as Cleveland’s incompetent and adulterous chief of police

CLEVELAND, OH – Zack Reed wanted to elevate Calvin Williams from chief of police to director of public safety had he defeated Mayor Frank Jackson in November 2017.  Today Reed wants Williams to either resign on his own or be fired by Jackson.

“All he’s doing is collecting a pay check,” Reed told EJBNEWS when he called after reading the story I’d written about the $184,000 a year cop boss’ domestic disputes.    The exclusive story with pictures of Williams “cop baby mama” came after EJBNEWS revealed Williams’ wife had filed for divorce.

Reed said he’s campaigning for Cleveland mayor again and sees no improvement in the mitigation of violence in the city.  1o  homicides for the month of January 2021.  177 homicides in 2020.  Over 60 percent unsolved and far below the national average.

Reed now sees Williams as incompetent as he sees staffing in the homicide unit with only 24 police officers covering two shifts.  The late Cleveland Mayor George Voinovich ended the 3rd shift for the detective bureaus after Governor Richard Celeste made good on his commitment to let police unions negotiate wages and benefits in 1983.  Cleveland taxpayers couldn’t afford the cost of negotiated wages and benefits so the cuts in services began and never stopped.

Thanks to collective bargaining Cleveland police captains are set to earn $101,000 each before overtime in 2021.  Public employee unions in Ohio are out-of-control; and so is the widespread theft of “unwatched” public funds during the cold and flu season pandemic mayors like Jackson are using to circumvent and obstruct the enforcement of constitutions and laws.

Reed told EJBNEWS he observed Councilman Blaine Griffin’s “Zoom’d” safety committee hearing and was completely unsatisfied with Williams’ smug response to the violence police directed at protestors after George Floyd’s death.  Reed was at the protest and saw first hand how police instigated violence with tear gas and rubber bullets.

He said Williams’ was lying with claims that protestors had tried to enter the Justice Center.  He said police provoked the destruction of downtown Cleveland.

“Either they won’t let him do what he knows or he doesn’t know what he’s doing.  He’s managing the department just like McGrath [Michael].  All these specialized units are not working,” Reed said.  “No one’s being held accountable.”

Reed said Williams and Jackson have also been weak in sending the message that Timothy Loehman, Tamir Rice’s killer, is not going to work, again, as a Cleveland police officer.  He praised former Cleveland Mayor Michael White for being louder about his thoughts on cops like Loehman.

Reed placed second behind Jackson in the 2017 primary election.

Roger Ashley’s accused killer still not caught

EAST CLEVELAND, OH – Roger Ashley’s murder makes no sense.  He and his brother left together after a November 19th family visit and decided to stop at the GAS USA across from Shaw High School and the Sunoco.  His brother said “the best corned beef sandwiches are in the ‘hood.” 

Ashley, 38, lived in Euclid but was raised in East Cleveland and liked corned beef sandwiches.  The stop was routine.  The events that took his life were not.

The alleged shooter was already in the store when the two men arrived after 1:30 a.m.  Roger went to order a sandwich.  His brother walked towards the beverages.  The shooter approached from the opposite direction and told him to “get the fuck out of the way.”

The brother said, “I ain’t on that” and kept it moving.  He described the shooter as a “bum type dude” who looked like he had nothing to lose.  The brother said he wasn’t getting into any beefs with someone like him.

After getting his sandwich the brother said Roger asked what happened and he said “nothing.”  To him the encounter was brief, pointless and over.   The seconds that followed were a blur.  All he remembers seeing the shooter shooting his brother and turning to run.  He thought to grab him but knew the only life he could save “might” be his own.

The GAS USA across from Shaw High School is where a man said his brother was shot to death over nothing.

The brother told EJBNEWS he ran next door to Boyd’s funeral home and hid behind the fence.  He could see the shooter looking for him as he hid.

He left his hiding spot when East Cleveland police arrived.   The witness’ brother, a husband of 16 years and a working father of four, was dead.

Ashley’s relatives told EJBNEWS they were reached out to by detectives Kenneth Lundy and Ernest  Stanford.   Despite possessing surveillance video showing Phillips’ face, and a Facebook profile that matches, East Cleveland cops have not arrested him.

East Cleveland detective Kenneth Lundy was called a liar by U.S. District Court Judge Solomon Oliver and changed his name after a controversy in Lucas County. Now he’s an East Cleveland detective investigating homicides without police credentials.

Lundy has been under investigation for performing a peace officer’s duties without  current and valid Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy (OPOTA) credentials.  He has twice been ordered by the state to stop wearing a weapon and performing a police officer’s duties.  U.S. District Court Judge Solomon Oliver called him a liar. 

Lundy has been investigated twice by law enforcement agencies that employed him; and changed his name from Kenneth Disalvo to Kenneth Lundy after a Lucas County investigation.

Ashley’s relatives told EJBNEWS that neither Lundy nor Stanford have been able to catch Phillips.

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