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Grandson of Mayor Frank Jackson named suspect in domestic disturbance incident

Posted at 10:21 AM, Jan 06, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-06 16:25:39-05

CLEVELAND — The City of Cleveland Law Department will use a special prosecutor to review an incident in which Frank Q. Jackson, the grandson of Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson, was identified by Cleveland police in a domestic disturbance incident in which he allegedly struck his girlfriend in the face multiple times at a home in December 2020.

Officers from the Cleveland Division of Police responded on Dec. 18 just before 7:30 p.m to a home in the 2100 block of East 39th Street for a domestic disturbance call.

The 21-year-old victim, identified as the girlfriend of Jackson, told officers an argument over diapers escalated, and the 24-year-old Jackson allegedly hit her in the face and head several times, the report states.

The victim said she asked Jackson to get a diaper for her so she could change their 10-month-old child’s diaper. When he returned with one diaper, she said she got upset with him as she would “eventually need more diapers for their child and was confused as why he only brought one.”

An argument between the two started in the kitchen, where Jackson allegedly hit her “possibly two to three times” in the head and face, the report states.

Jackson told police that the argument was the result of his girlfriend being upset that he did not give her money to get her nails done. Jackson declined to provide additional details but said it was “not a physical argument,” the report states.

Officers observed a possible lump on the girlfriend's forehead.

According to the report, the child was not present during the fight.

On Tuesday night, the City of Cleveland shared this statement.

Jackson's attorney did not have a statement on the latest allegations, but said the woman immediately signed a form at the scene saying she did not want to prosecute the case.

The mayor’s grandson has been in and out of the news. At the beginning of 2020, he accepted a plea deal where he pleaded guilty to misdemeanor assault in exchange for prosecutors dropping felonious assault and abduction charges.

Jackson remains on probation following that guilty plea. Wednesday his attorney said the 24 year-old notified his probation officer of the incident before it became public.

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