CLEVELAND --- The Cleveland Police Patrolman's Union's membership has voted to endorse businessman Ken Lanci in his bid to unseat Mayor Frank Jackson.
The union has expressed a vote of no confidence in Chief Michael McGrath and called for his ouster.
Mayor Frank Jackson has said he has no intention of firing the chief or Safety Director Marty Flask.
The union is upset with McGrath's comments and handling of the investigation of the November citywide chase and shooting that left two unarmed suspects dead.
Lanci has said there is a big disconnect between Cleveland residents and its safety forces.
He has said he would fire McGrath and Flask if he were mayor.
He has called on police officers to donate some time to help with community problems.
The Fraternal Order of Police and Firefighters' Union have yet to back a candidate in this race.