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No 9-5: Sheriff McFaul Hasn't Been To Work Since Week Of March 2nd

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Cuyahoga County, OH - New information surrounding Cuyahoga County Sheriff Gerald McFaul.

19 Action News has learned Sheriff McFaul has not been in the office since the week of March 2nd. His wife told us by phone he is resting. A short time later, we went to his house but there was no answer at the door.

Sheriff McFaul's office told us almost two weeks ago he was off the job because he was "not feeling well." McFaul is 75-years-old and he's often been in poor health.

The longtime sheriff has been under fire for missing a lot of work and criticized for hiring and promoting relatives. He's also under investigation for interfering with a court case. The call for him to step down is growing louder.

His Chief Deputy, Doug Burkhart, spoke about the matter to 19 Action News Reporter Ed Gallek and insists all this is not affecting operations. Burkhart has made it clear he'd like the top job if the sheriff steps down.

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