Larry McDonald Jr.

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Service Record

Cleveland Ohio Police Department

Last Known Status Resigned[1]

East Cleveland Ohio Police Department

Rank Sergeant (Commander)
Last Known Status Resigned[2]

Incident Reports

2019 Interceding

On October 23, 2019, a woman was arrested on a misdemeanor assault complaint. McDonald helped to get the woman released from jail without bond, in exchange for her agreeing to go on a date with him.[1]

In November 2019, the woman filed a complaint.[1]

Response Timeline

McDonald was suspended for 10 days.

2023 Vehicle Pursuit

News coverage with body-worn video

On March 12, 2023, McDonald attempted to stop a vehicle for a traffic violation. The vehicle fled, and McDonald pursued it until it crashed in Cleveland. McDonald did not stop at the scene nor notify anyone of the crash. McDonald drove to a lounge.[2]

The driver of the car called Cleveland police, who contacted the East Cleveland police department. East Cleveland Sergeant Anthony Holmes called McDonald, who denied seeing the crash.[2][3]

Part of the incident and response was captured on McDonald's body-worn camera.[4]

Response Timeline

During the investigation, it was found that Holmes withheld knowledge of McDonald's involvement.[2]

On May 23, 2023, McDonald resigned.[4]

On May 23, 2023, McDonald was indicted on charges of tampering with evidence, failure to stop after an accident, telecommunications fraud, obstructing official business, and dereliction of duty.[2]

On May 23, 2023, Holmes was indicted on charges of tampering with evidence, telecommunications fraud, obstructing justice, obstructing official business, and dereliction of duty.[2]

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