1992: The local NAACP unsuccessfully seeks to extend Canton’s consent degree for women and minority hires, but the department vows to continue the hiring practice.1993: Six officers are sworn in, bringing the force to 166.The NAACP’s ongoing complaint is the perceived targeting of young black men and residents in the city’s Fourth Ward.2000: The Rev.Al Sharpton’s National Action Network threatens to protest the Pro Football Hall of Fame Festival to highlight Canton’s alleged police brutality and racial profiling.1994: Three officers start foot patrols, and six officers start bike patrols.More than 400 people attend a community crime prevention meeting at Summit School.1999: City officials deny the public’s request for an investigation of police amid complaints that officers are mistreating black people.
Cutts also was found guilty of aggravated burglary, two counts of gross abuse of a corpse and endangering a child, Blake.
What was your reaction when you first heard about what happened to Jessie Davis? HANNITY: Now, you mentioned that he hurt you physically, pretty severely at one point. GIAVASIS: Well, he put me in a neck brace, and I fled to California. GIAVASIS: Well, he always put me down for all of my aspirations, you know, anything I wanted to do personally, telling me that I wasn't the most attractive person he'd ever dated, basically trying to break down my self- esteem. You've got to wonder, have the court system — is this one of these instances where, you know, we had opportunities to catch somebody early on, the signs of abuse, you know, escalating, we miss it again, is that what we're going to find at the end of this? And so he did fool a lot of people, a lot of people that were involved in her custody case were siding with him. GIAVASIS: It's horrible, and horrible that that was his child.
GIAVASIS: I wasn't surprised, just because, knowing that she dated him, I was obviously hopeful that she was found alive. And so that just goes to show what a good persona these people can put on. HANNITY: Do you have any regrets — you know, now that you knew this about him — I mean, you seem like you're beating yourself up here a little bit.
The jury of six men and six women reached the verdict after more than 21 hours of deliberations.
Jurors found Cutts guilty of aggravated murder for the unlawful termination of Davis' pregnancy and the aggravated murder of a child under the age of 13.