Prosecutors drop assault charges against Cleveland firefighter

Lt. Rodney Harris, 51, was accused of attacking a 28-year-old man inside a boxing gym


By Adam Ferrise
The Plain Dealer, Cleveland

CLEVELAND — Prosecutors on Tuesday dropped assault charges against a veteran firefighter.

Cleveland city prosecutors dropped the misdemeanor case against Lt. Rodney Harris. Court records do not say why.

Court records do not indicate why prosecutors dropped the misdemeanor case against Lt. Rodney Harris. (Photo/Pixabay)
Court records do not indicate why prosecutors dropped the misdemeanor case against Lt. Rodney Harris. (Photo/Pixabay)

Harris, 51, was accused of attacking a 28-year-old man inside an Ohio City boxing gym. Harris has been a firefighter since 2001.

The incident happened August 28 at the Old Angle Boxing Gym.

Witnesses told police that the fight broke out after the 28-year-old man hit Harris’ then-14-year-old son with multiple below-the-belt punches, police reports say.

Harris was accused of jumping in the ring and attacking the 28-year-old man.

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