Due to an increasing number of police chases that ended in crashes in the city of East Cleveland, Councilwoman Juanita Gowdy has issues a travel advisory. This advisory warning residents of the city as well as those traveling through East Cleveland to use extra caution. Her full statement is below:
"Due to the high number of Police chases that have resulted in crashes in the City of East Cleveland over the past several weeks, I feel it is my duty, as an Elected Official as well as a concerned resident of the City of East Cleveland to strongly advise anyone traveling through the City of East Cleveland, proceed with extra caution and remain aware of your surroundings while driving at all times.
"I also implore all residents and those traveling through the City of East Cleveland to please, please obey the traffic laws. If for any reason you are stopped by one of the City’s Police Officers, comply with the Officer’s request. Do not make sudden moves, keep your hands visible and your insurance and license within arm’s reach.
"I want everyone to stay safe during these difficult times." - Juanita Gowdy