Cuyahoga County Sheriff Clifford Pinkney submitted a letter of resignation Friday.
County spokseperson Mary Louise Madigan confirmed to ideastream the resignation is effective Aug. 3. Pinkney is resigning for “personal reasons,” she added.
“We thank him for his service and the search for his replacement will begin immediately,” Madigan said.
A source at the Sheriff's Department cast Pinkney's departure as a retirement rather than a resignation.