Brian Parks

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Service Record

East Cleveland Ohio Police Department

Rank Officer
Salary $44,342 (2020)[1]
Last Known Status Suspended[2]

Incident Reports

2019 Death of Suspect

Parks shot and killed a man.[3]

2021 Assault of Mario Garcia

News report with body-worn camera video

On October 1, 2021, Parks attempted to stop a vehicle for speeding and having tinted windows. Garcia refused to stop. The vehicle crashed.[4][3]

Parks hit Garcia twice with his vehicle, used his Taser on Garcia twice after handcuffing him, slammed Garcia into the back of a police car, and closed a door on his leg.[3]

Parks included inaccurate details in his report.[5]

The incident was captured on body-worn camera.[3]

Response Timeline

On March 8, 2023, Parks was charged with felonious assault, attempted felonious assault, assault, interfering with civil rights, dereliction of duty, and tampering with court records.[6]

Parks was suspended without pay.[2]

On October 18, 2023, Parks pleaded guilty to assault and attempted tampering with records. Parks will surrender his certification.[5][3]

On January 17, 2024, Parks was sentenced to 6 months in prison.[3]

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