East Cleveland Mayor Involved In Cross-Dressing scandal -
East Cleveland Mayor Involved In Cross-Dressing scandal
EAST CLEVELAND - East Cleveland police
and city employees face tough questions after racy pictures, allegedly of
their mayor, are leaked to the media.
Nearly two four pictures were sent to Fox 8 and other media
outlets, showing a man in various poses, wearing women's lingerie, and
makeup...some were too graphic to air. The anonymous person who sent them,
claims they are of East Cleveland Mayor Eric Brewer. Brewer will not say
whether the pictures are of him.
"My opponent and his supporters, along with members of the East Cleveland
police department, have circulated pictures they have claimed to be of me
throughout the city," Brewer said at a Thursday morning news conference.
Brewer claims members of his own police force sent the racy photos to the
media. Fox 8 has obtained this letter from Brewer to all city employees,
demanding they give statements about what they know about the photos.
"I would think it would be a shame cause they all work for the same people
and that's the community," said East Cleveland resident Thomas Moss.
Brewer's memo orders anyone associated with the photos to give a statement
to a deputy prosecuting attorney. It says they must "identify the name of
the elected or appointed official who either provided them with a copy or
showed them pictures of obscene material on city property and on city time."
He wants to know where the offense occurred, the date and time, and whether
they were shown or given the pictures... the deadline was 1:00 Friday
"Instead of enforcing state laws that prohibit the dissemination of obscene
materials, I have been informed that members of the East Cleveland police
department, along with the chief of police, were actively engaged in their
dissemination," Brewer said Thursday.
Brewer says the memo is also "being provided to the US Postal Inspector with
a request for an investigation." The mayor claims officers are retaliating
because he is cracking down on police misconduct and was about to ask for a
federal investigation of the force.
"You don't want to have cops on one side, and the mayor on one side, we need
everybody on this team," said East Cleveland business owner Amar Almeraisi.
The police union and Brewer's opponent, Gary Norton, both say they had
nothing to do with sending the pictures.
An attorney for the police union says East Cleveland officers were called in
to make statements about the pictures today, until a union representative
put a stop to the questioning.