$35,000 Reward for Information for Fallen Cleveland Police Detective

Crimestoppers Cleveland

(CLEVELAND, OH) - Today, Mayor Frank G. Jackson, Safety Director Karrie D. Howard and Cleveland Police Chief Calvin D. Williams announce that an award of up to $35,000.00 is

offered for information leading to the identity and prosecution of the person or persons involved in the murder of Cleveland Police Detective James Skernivitz who was killed in

the line of duty along with a citizen, Scott D. Dingess on September 3, 2020.

On Thursday, September 3, 2020 at approximately 10:00 p.m., Detective James Skernivitz was shot and killed in the line of duty in the area of West 65th Street Storer Avenue.

Detective Skernivitz was assigned to the Gang Impact Unit and was recently sworn in as a Violent Crimes Task Force officer with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, working on the

national law enforcement initiative Operation Legend. Three persons of interest were identified early on, however charges have not been filed.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation has offered up to $25,000.00 in reward monies, added to $10,000.00 in reward monies offered by Crimestoppers of Cuyahoga County.

Anyone with information is strongly encouraged to contact law enforcement. Investigators are asking anyone with information to contact the FBI tip line at 216-622-6842. Information

can be provided anonymously by calling Crimestoppers at 216-25-CRIME.

Photo by: Cleveland Division of Police

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