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Police investigate death threats against Cleveland Councilman

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Councilman Michael Polensek (Source: Cleveland City Council) Councilman Michael Polensek (Source: Cleveland City Council)
CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) -

A Cleveland Councilman says he's not backing down from his tough-talking ways despite death threats. 

Councilman Michael Polensek says he's getting extra police protection though he didn't request it. 

He says the threats were made by phone from a female, and they didn't come directly to him. He thinks this may have something to do with his calls for justice after the murder of Stephen Halton, a hospital worker gunned down on the city's northeast side as he was heading to work.

"If they think for one minute I'm gonna back off…I'm not backing off,"  Polensek told 19 Action News.

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