Grandson Of Cleveland's Mayor Frank Jackson is Accused of Domestic Violence

The grandson of Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson found himself in more legal trouble after a recent arrest in what police described as a domestic dispute.

A 21-year-old woman, the mother of Frank Q. Jackson’s child, told police that he struck her in the head and face on December 18, according to a Cleveland police report.

The woman told police that the verbal argument began when she asked Jackson to get a diaper so she could change her son. However, Frank Q. Jackson told police that the dispute began because he wouldn’t give her money to get her nails done, police say.

Even though police observed a “possible lump” on the victim’s forehead, Frank Q. Jackson told them that the argument never got physical, according to the police report. The victim refused treatment after telling police that she felt dizzy after being hit in the head. Police took photographs of her injuries.

The woman told police that she did not wish to press charges but wanted the altercation documented, police said.

The mayor’s office released a statement Tuesday, weeks after the initial incident, saying that an outside agency will be handling this matter.

“The City of Cleveland Law Department is in the process of obtaining a special prosecutor to further review this matter,” the statement said. “It is that prosecutor, without any involvement from the City of Cleveland Prosecutor’s Office or Law Department, who will make all decisions related to the police report.”

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