Judge OKs new Cleveland police policies on the mentally ill

UPDATE @8:05 a.m. (March 8)

The lawyer for the man accused of assault after a fight in the Elsa’s parking lot said his defendant, Michael Ramey, was just defending himself.

James Christon said Michael Ramey and his friends were in Elsa’s when another group of three people started taunting them, telling them to be quiet and shut up.

The confrontation continued outside, and he said Ramey swung at a man who was going to hit him.

Christon said the fight was between Ramey and two others, not one-on-eight as the victim claims.

UPDATE @ 2:05 p.m. (March 6)

Michael Ramey entered a plea of not guilty to charges of obstructing official business and resisting arrest related to his apprehension by Dayton police on Sunday.

His bond has been set at $10,000.

He will be in Kettering court on Tuesday, March 7, for a hearing on an assault charge

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