Authorities: Officer attacked woman, falsely arrested her
Authorities say a Cleveland police officer attacked a woman and had her arrested for assaulting a police officer.
Sgt. Christopher Graham, of Wellington, was charged Thursday with misdemeanor assault and unlawful restraint. He pleaded not guilty during a court appearance Friday morning.
A Cleveland police Internal Affairs detective wrote in court papers that the 38-yearold Graham assaulted the woman Sept. 12 and then had her arrested on the felony assault charge.
Cleveland.com reports that Cleveland paid settlements in two lawsuits filed against Graham that accused him of misusing his police power.