Saturday, October 25th, 2014

Promises about Criminal Justice on Fitz-O-Meter

Appoint an inspector general

In an interview with The Plain Dealer, FitzGerald said an inspector general would have power to refer criminal charges to appropriate authorities or recommend disciplinary action to the county executive and council.

Review all operations to root out corruption

"My first act as county executive will be to order a complete review of all functions and operations, to root out the corruption once and for all. The parade of scandals and investigations must be brought to an end so we can focus on creating jobs and maintaining services."

Generate revenue by housing federal prisoners

"Currently, the U.S. Marshal’s office for the Northern District of Ohio spends millions of dollars a year to house and transport federal prisoners to correctional facilities outside Cuyahoga County. By increasing capacity in local jails through more efficient processing of criminal cases, these prisoners could remain in Cuyahoga County’s detention facilities. This simultaneously saves money in transportation costs for the U.S. Marshal’s office while providing a consistent revenue stream for local law enforcement agencies."