The FOX 8 I-Team has found a local detention center manager fired in the midst of an investigation into explicit photos on an electronic device at the juvenile lock-up. This comes to light after the I-Team found the Cuyahoga County Sheriff’s Department is investigating photos of an “underage, unidentified female.” Records released by Cuyahoga County
Why One of Cleveland’s Most Dangerous Places?
Whether detained there as a youth, or working there as staff, the numbers are clear why persons should be concerned for their safety.
611 Incidents of Violence in 18 Months
Between January 1, 2020 and June 30, 2021, the Cuyahoga County Juvenile Detention Center experienced 611 Incidents of Violence (averaging 34 incidents of violence on a monthly basis).
According to the Court’s own administrative judge, these violent incidents included:
- 140 Fights
- 130 Threats to Staff
- 117 Youth on Youth Assaults
- 64 Threats to Residents
- 52 Group Disturbances
- 42 Staff Assaults
- 24 Contraband Incidents
- 18 Security Threats
- 13 Incidents of Property Destruction
- 11 Attempted Escapes
80% Increase of Staff Assaults in 2021
Last year, the Juvenile Court & Detention Center saw a dramatice year-over-year increase in violence directed at staff. In the first six months of 2021 alone, instances of youth assaults on staff increased 80%, with nearly half of those assaults resulting in injury to staff.
Absolute havoc: Another riot breaks out at Cuyahoga County Juvenile Detention Center
The FOX 8 I-Team has uncovered exclusive video of yet another riot breaking out inside the Cuyahoga County Juvenile Detention Center. Security video shows, in the new case, a teacher walk through a door into a room and young inmates follow. Then, violence explodes.
Video of chaos erupting as teen inmates go wild inside Cuyahoga County Juvenile Detention Center.
Obtained by Cleveland’s FOX8 I-Team, this video shows teens going wild. It’s just the latest outbreak of violence inside the Cuyahoga County Juvenile Detention Center, showing the chaos as teens go on the attack. Watch as young inmates rush in and jump other youth offenders.