Three Cleveland police officers have been suspended without pay for lying and covering up their use of force on a domestic violence suspect, according to a press release.
4-year veteran Steven Fedorko was suspended for 30 days, 7-year veteran Joseph Tylka was suspended for 12 days and 4-year veteran Lewis Stevens was suspended for 8 days.
The suspensions are effective immediately.
The officers were disciplined for their role in a March 4, 2017 incident, involving JoNathan Luton, 33, who was reportedly threatening to kill his mother and breaking car windows on Cleveland’s east side.
According to the police report, the officers said Luton had a gun and was non-compliant. He was later tased, but it had no effect on him. Luton then went inside the house. The officers followed him inside and a brief scuffle ensued.
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