Cuyahoga County Appoints New Acting Sheriff

Less than a week after Cuyahoga County appointed a temporary replacement for retiring Sheriff Clifford Pinkney, it has appointed a new acting sheriff.

Sgt. David G. Schilling, Jr. will take over as acting Cuyahoga County Sheriff, the county executive's office announced late Monday.

Pinkney retired Aug. 2 and though the county originally named Lt. Bryan Smith as the interim replacement for Pinkney, Smith could not serve as acting sheriff because state law requires the sheriff to live in the county in which they serve for at least one year before the appointment. Smith lives in Lorain County.