Sarah Buduson, News 5 Cleveland

Sarah Buduson

News 5 Cleveland

Cleveland, OH, United States

Contact Sarah

Discover and connect with journalists and influencers around the world, save time on email research, monitor the news, and more.

Start free trial

  • Unknown
  • News 5 Cleveland

Past articles by Sarah:

Cleveland seeking public input on next monitoring team for police force's federal consent decree

Clevelanders can help select members on the next federal monitoring team that will oversee Cleveland Police reforms, and the first of three community forums is taking place Tuesday night. → Read More

Cleveland Heights settles lawsuit with DNA exoneree for $4 million

Cleveland Heights will pay $4 million to settle a lawsuit with a man wrongfully convicted of rape, according to his attorney. Christopher Miller, 46, was exonerated by DNA in 2017. → Read More

Former state worker, 3 associates, facing felony charges related to pandemic unemployment bribery scheme

Four people, including a former ODJFS worker, were indicted on felony charges related to allegations they stole Pandemic Unemployment Assistance funds through a bribery and fraud scheme. → Read More

Cleveland cutting 142 police positions

Cleveland Mayor Justin Bibb has proposed reducing the number of police officers to help balance the city’s budget, a move that would reduce the understaffed CPD by 142 positions. → Read More

He's been charged with rape. So why was he still working at a Cleveland recreation center?

Until News 5 Investigators started asking questions, a Cleveland recreation instructor accused of raping a former co-worker was still working with kids and teens, despite a city policy. → Read More

Former corrections officer charged for causing death of Richland County Jail inmate in 2019

A former corrections officer is now facing felony charges over an inmate’s death. Alexander Rios died back in 2019 after being subdued by several officers in the Richland County Jail. → Read More

Dangerously Understaffed: Why Cleveland police staffing numbers may get worse

News 5 Investigators found Cleveland police's staffing shortage may get worse in 2023. Records show 30% of Cleveland police officers are eligible to retire next year. → Read More

Sanctions sought against Geauga Juvenile Court judge who jailed 2 teen brothers for refusing to see their dad

After a News 5 Investigation revealed he jailed two teen brothers for refusing to see their dad, the state's Disciplinary Counsel is requesting sanctions against a Geauga Co. Juvenile Court Judge. → Read More

Family of man killed by Euclid police officer awarded $4.4 million following civil lawsuit

A jury has awarded the family of Luke Stewart, a 23-year-old man fatally shot by Euclid Police Officer Matthew Rhodes, $4.4 million compensatory damages following a wrongful death civil trial. → Read More

Euclid police officer describes 2017 fatal shooting during civil trial

Officer Matthew Rhodes is being sued for wrongful death by the family of Luke Stewart. Rhodes shot and killed Stewart on March 13, 2017. → Read More

Civil trial begins for Euclid officer who shot, killed man who was allegedly asleep in his car in 2017

The civil trial of the Euclid Police officer who shot and killed Luke Stewart in 2017 started in Cuyahoga Common Pleas Court Monday. → Read More

U.S. report: Ohio third-worst state at paying unemployment claims within 21 days during first year of pandemic

Ohio was nearly the worst state to pay unemployed workers in a timely manner during the first year of the pandemic, according to a report by the U.S. Department of Labor's Inspector General. → Read More

Ohio unemployment system upgrade on hold after contractors indicted on federal charges

A plan to overhaul the state's antiquated unemployment system is on hold after two senior partners from the company Ohio hired to upgrade the system were indicted on criminal charges. → Read More

Dangerously Understaffed: Cleveland locates vehicle in fewer than 1 in 5 hit-skips

A News 5 investigation found the Cleveland Division of Police has located the vehicle involved in fewer than one in five reported hit-skips since the pandemic started. → Read More

Euclid officer's trial continues with testimony from woman who recorded viral video, man beaten by officers

The trial for Euclid police officer Michael Amiott continued in Euclid Municipal Court Monday with testimony from a witness, Richard Hubbard and his girlfriend. → Read More

Unstable: How worker shortages leave kids in crisis without help

News 5 Investigators found children unable to access mental health help, even in critical situations. → Read More

Dangerously Understaffed: 46 officers left Cleveland police in May, June

News 5 Investigators found the Cleveland Division of Police continues to hemorrhage officers. Records show more than three dozen left the department in May and June. → Read More

Cleveland Police forced to cancel officers' July 4 vacation days due to short-staffing, source confirms

The Cleveland Police Department is so short-staffed, that some officers' July Fourth vacation days were canceled, a source confirmed to News 5 Thursday. → Read More

1 out of every 4 Cleveland Police officers has left the job during the pandemic

News 5 Investigators found 1 out of 4 members of the Cleveland Division of Police have left the department since the start of the pandemic. → Read More

Dangerously Understaffed: How a Cleveland police officer earned more than the mayor in 2021

Our News 5 investigation found 41 officers earned more than $50,000 in overtime in 2021. → Read More