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  • The City of Euclid has agreed to a settlement in a federal lawsuit over the 2017 arrest of Richard Hubbard. According to Hubbard’s attorney, Christopher McNeal, the $450,000 settlement with Euclid officers Michael Amiott, Matt Gilmer and Kirk Pavkov and the city of Euclid provides some closure for Hubbard and Yolimar Tirado, who was with Hubbard during the arrest.
  • Starting in January, people caught in Euclid with small amounts of marijuana will no longer be looking at six months in jail—and they have the podcast Serial to thank. The city is reclassifying low-level marijuana possession as a minor misdemeanor, which carries a maximum fine of $150.
  • A Euclid police officer got his job back after he was fired for a traffic stop in which dash cam video showed him punching a man. Michael Amiott was awarded back pay and had a 30-day suspension overturned after an arbitrator ruled Euclid did not have just cause to terminate Amiott for repeatedly punching Richard Hubbard in August 2017. Amiott will get his job back if he completes 80 hours of in-class training and 60 days of field training.
  • Lisa Kenion lives in Euclid, Ohio, right off of Lake Erie. She’s a member of the Moss Point Beach Club, a neighborhood with a private little patch of…
  • Cuyahoga County’s Department of Child and Family Services is planning listening sessions and other changes at the agency in the wake of a four-year-old Euclid girl’s death earlier this year. The announcement comes after the March death of Aniya Day-Garrett. The girl’s mother and mother’s boyfriend have been charged with aggravated murder in the case. A county spokeswoman says DCFS had been called to the home in the past. Protesters gathered outside the department’s headquarters after the death.