CLEVELAND, Ohio — Two Cleveland Police Officers charged with a series of rule violations for failing to investigate the remains of a woman dumped along I-90 have been suspended without pay for six-months after a disciplinary hearing.
Cleveland Patrol Officers Matthew Prince and David Muñiz will retain their jobs after the six-month suspension, but will be reassigned to other duties once they return, according to a release from Mayor Frank Jackson’s Office.
The hearing was in response to the officers failure to slow or stop their vehicle and physically exit their vehicle to inspect what they perceived as a deer, the morning of April 5 when 28-year-old Angel Bradley-Crockett’s body was dumped along I-90.
Several motorists made early-morning 911 calls detailing what appeared to be a human body lying alongside the interstate.
“I got a quick glimpse of it as I went by,” one caller told a 911 dispatcher. “I drove back, and sure enough, it looks like a black woman. She’s definitely dead, that’s for sure.”
The dispatcher responded by saying, “OK, we already sent someone out there, and they said that it is not a dead body, but it’s a deer.”