Sunday, May 05, 2013

Arrest Made In Acoff Case

PhotoThanks to Zoe Renee Lapin, I was happy to find out from her that the Olmsted Township, OH po-po's have made an arrest in the Cemia Dove Acoff case.   

What I'm NOT happy about is the continued blatant violations of the AP Stylebook trans reporting guidelines by the stenographers at the Cleveland Plain Dealer and their ongoing disrespect of my young trans sister that is setting the tone for the jacked up coverage of this case by the Cleveland area media.  

Since they have basically lapsed into a 'we don't care' attitude concerning how to write a story that properly reflects the AP Stylebook and respects Cemia without erasing her trans identity, I'm going to show the stenographers there how it's done 

(Moni cracks knuckles)

OLMSTED TOWNSHIP -- A Parma man was arrested this morning (May 4) for the murder of Cemia Dove Acoff, the 20-year-old transgender woman whose body was found in a pond on Mackenzie Road April 17.

Andre L. Bridges, 36, is being held in Olmsted Township jail following his arrest by Olmsted Township police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation Fugitive Task Force.

Acoff was reported missing by her family in late March, and her body was found by a resident who lives in the apartment next to the retention pond. There were multiple stab wounds on her body, and a chain and a concrete block were attached to her waist.

There is still an active investigation going on with this case, according to Olmsted Township Police Chief John Minek.


See Cleveland Plain Dealer how easy that was?    If you had done that from the beginning, you would have saved yourself a lot of unnecessary drama unless that was your intention in the first place.

But at this point happy to see that the alleged perpetrator of this crime has been captured.   My Cleveland trans peeps and their allies will be keeping a close eye on this case and watching it to see that Cemia and her family gets justice.

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