Cleveland evictions increased between 2014 and 2015, to 1,444, and Cleveland Housing Court is using education to curb the rise.
Cleveland Housing Court bailiffs deal with the emotionally charged situation on daily basis, circumstances where there are no winners, and can set-up a potentially dangerous situation.
Bailiff’s Allen Humphrey and Tony Hall oversee hundreds of Cleveland evictions every year.
Hall knows the danger first hand, after he was involved in a 2104 shootout while trying to serve an eviction at the Morning Star Tower Apartments.
Police say tenant Gregory Love pulled a gun and opened fire on Hall and his partner. Quick thinking by Hall and a misfire by Love’s gun prevented anyone from being seriously injured.
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