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Cleveland police officer arrested while operating dirt bike unlawfully

Posted at 10:18 PM, Feb 26, 2020

CLEVELAND — According to Cleveland Municipal court records, 24-year-old Rorell Dickerson of Cleveland, who CPD Headquarters confirmed is a police officer for the fifth district, was pulled over for operating a dirt bike.

He was charged with willful wanton disregard, for jeopardizing neighborhood safety, and with operating a dirt bike with a suspended license.

According to court records, the incident happened Saturday Feb. 22 at 4 p.m. on Vandalia Avenue, near the intersection of West 58.

Police said Dickerson was riding on one wheel, and doing a "wheelie" when he was stopped.

Homeowners in the neighborhood, who said they are constantly dealing with rogue dirt bike riders on their street, told News 5 the incident is upsetting and disappointing, especially since there is a school and park less than 1000 feet from where Dickerson was stopped.

Cleveland Police Headquarters told News 5 the case is the subject of an internal investigation, while it looks into Dickerson's driving status.

Dickerson's next court date in Cleveland Municipal Court on the charges is set for March 6.