County executive asking for Reid's resignation
(Cleveland) - Cuyahoga County Executive Ed FitzGerald has accepted the resignation of Sheriff Bob Reid effective the end of January, after FitzGerald asked for the resignation.
FitzGerald spokeswoman Nicole Dailey Jones told WTAM 1100 that the county executive is in the mid-point of his administration, and he is taking time to review county leadership. "Just last week," Jones says, "(FitzGerald) accepted the retirement of (Clerk of Courts) Gerald Fuerst, and there will be more changes in the leadership of the county to come in coming weeks."
Former Warrensville Heights police chief Frank Bova will be interim sheriff until Reid's replacement is chosen.
In a statement sent to WTAM 1100, Reid says, “It has been my honor to lead this organization for the past 3 ½ years. I believe I’ll leave this organization much better than when I first took office and will value the friendships I’ve made.”
This is all happening a day after Reid and FitzGerald appeared together at the swearing in of seven new deputies.
Reid succeeded long-time sheriff Gerald McFaul, who was forced out of office after being accused of having his employees do campaign work on county time. After the county was shifted to a charter government two years ago, FitzGerald kept Reid as his appointed sheriff, a job that previously had been elected.
Before becoming sheriff, Reid had been city manager of Bedford, and before that, the city's chief of police.
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