Patrol Officer recounts finding missing women

Cleveland Division of Police

This weekend, Cleveland Police Detective Jennifer Ciaccia spoke with Patrol Officer Anthony Espada to pose the question that everyone is asking…what was it like to discover Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight on Monday, May 6, 2013? In the message below, Officer Espada touches on how it felt to be a part of the moment.

Patrol Officer Espada recount of response to Seymour Ave to discover Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight.

May 11, 2013.

She gave radio call, she called our car. I responded – go ahead. “Female on line stating Amanda Berry – 10 years.” Acknowledged and asked, “Is she still on the line?” Dispatcher came back, “Still online giving info about captor, Ariel Castro.” We pull up, we see a crowd, like on the porch. We see this girl. She’s like raising her hand, holding a child. I’m looking at my partner – “Is it…

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