Cleveland Mayor Frank G. Jackson allegedly used his influence to shield his grandson — a reputed gang member — from being arrested in connection to a fatal shooting that still remains unsolved two years later, according to a report.
Frank Q. Jackson, a suspected member of violent street gang No-Limit 700, was the prime suspect in the broad-daylight August 28, 2019 shooting of 30-year-old Antonio “Bisket” Parra, the New Republic reported.
But cops never ended up arresting the then-22-year-old following an eyebrow-raising encounter with his powerful grandfather — who is now being sued by the murdered man’s family, the report said.
Officers went to the 74-year-old Democrat’s house the night of the shooting, intending to take his grandson into custody. But they stood down after a conversation the mayor had with Cleveland Police Chief Calvin Williams, according to the New Republic.
It’s unknown what took place during the encounter at the mayor’s house, since the elder Jackson apparently told the