Does another innocent woman need to be murdered before Mayor Frank Jackson will provide the necessary attention and resources to ensure that women are safe in downtown Cleveland?
Aliza Sherman was murdered on March 24th, 2013 in downtown Cleveland. She was murdered at approximately 5:30 P.M., in broad daylight. She was steps outside of her divorce attorney’s office, heading into a meeting to prepare for her divorce trial, set to take place only two days later. Aliza was attacked by a lone assailant and suffered from multiple stab wounds to her head, neck, arm, back and torso.
Cleveland Police Chief McGrath has labeled Aliza’s murder as “targeted” and has ensured that the public is NOT in any danger. On April 22nd, 2013 Cleveland Police released a grainy surveillance video of a person of interest. The individual was seen on video in the area of E. 13th Street & Hamilton after the crime occurred. To date, Cleveland Police are yet to name any suspects or make any arrests. Aliza’s murderer(s) are still on the loose.
Since Aliza’s murder, we (Aliza’s daughter and close friends) have launched the JUSTICE FOR ALIZA awareness campaign in order to help spread awareness and ultimately solve the murder case of Aliza Sherman. To date, we have had two rallies downtown, organized a community walk, plastered the city with reward posters, handed out business cards, t-shirts, bracelets, bumper magnets and just recently put up a billboard. This is OUR top priority.
We must ensure that solving Aliza’s murder is a top priority for Mayor Jackson and the City of Cleveland.
For the safety of all women living in and visiting downtown Cleveland, as well as the safety of all Cleveland residents, business owners and tourists alike, please sign this petition below to DEMAND that Mayor Frank Jackson provide sufficient means to ensure that Aliza’s killer(s) be found and brought to justice.
YOU can make our city safe.