PARMA, Ohio – Cleveland Mayor’s grandson Frank Jackson, Frank Q. Jackson, is in custody in Parma Prison Sunday after police were persecuted overnight for a traffic obstruction that pulled a Parma policeman was.
The incident started just after midnight. Frank Q. Jackson, 24, was stopped in Parma on Sunday, Ciryak said. He was stopped because the shade on his windows was too dark.
During the stop, a Parma police officer asked Jackson to get out of the vehicle after Jackson agreed to search for a vehicle, a Parma police press release said. Two Parma police officers were trying to pull Jackson out of the vehicle when Jackson – still inside – accelerated and began to escape.
One of the patrolmen was still holding onto Jackson and running the car before letting go of the driver, the press release said. Initial reports that the officer was towed were inaccurate, Ciryak said, and the officer was not seriously injured.
Parma police started tracking Jackson’s car on the freeway after he drove away from the traffic stop, Ciryak said. The freeway chase, which reached speeds in excess of 100 miles per hour, ended when Jackson pulled off Interstate 90 heading west on Lorain Road, the news release said.
Jackson was the only person in the vehicle at the time of the incident. He reported to the Parma police just before 3 a.m., the press release said, and he is staying in Parma prison.
Parma Police intend to provide a video of the incident once the “routine editing process” takes place, Ciryak said. Video material will not be published on Sunday.
Jackson was Charged late last week after first degree domestic violence records in Cleveland Municipal Court in a domestic dispute involving him and his child’s mother.
An arrest warrant issued on Wednesday states that Frank Q. Jackson “knowingly harmed or attempted to harm his child’s mother.” He is accused of punching his child’s mother in the head several times, “which resulted in her hitting the couch and falling on the floor,” the warrant reads.
Frank Q. Jackson legal problems extend back even further than his recent run-ins with authorities. In January 2020, he was sentenced to 90 days in prison and 18 months probation after pleading guilty to assaulting a case in which an 18-year-old woman reported beating and kicking her before delivering on her in June with a metal clutch struck 2019. He served eight days as a judge and suspended 82 days of jail time.
The mayor’s office released a statement on January 5 that an outside agency would deal with his grandson’s recent violation of the law.
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