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.
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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