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Press Releases

CPC Statement on Fatal Shooting by a Cleveland Police Officer
The Community Police Commission (CPC) is closely monitoring the progress of the investigation of the fatal shooting of Desmond Franklin last week. The CPC understands that the investigation into this incident is on-going. It is the CPC and community’s expectation that a full and fair investigation will be conducted into the facts pertaining to the officer’s use of deadly force and that written findings will be produced and shared with the public at the conclusion …
CPC’s Statement on Tragic Loss of Tamia Chappman and CDP Officer
The CPC has issued a statement in response to the vehicle pursuit that ended with the tragic loss of 13 year old Tamia Chappman. We are also aware that an officer who may have been on the scene reportedly took their own life.The CPC extends their condolences to the affected families and will be holding a special meeting for the Cleveland community to talk about recent events.
Public Invited to Community Police Commission Appreciation Event
September 12, 2019 – The event recognizes four years of work and dedication by the individuals and organizations involved in the Cleveland police reform process. The Honorable Solomon Oliver, Jr. will be the keynote speaker of the evening. Monitor Hassan Aden of the Cleveland Police Monitoring Team will be welcoming the community to the event and providing opening remarks.

In the News

Stories from the news and community highlighting the CPC’s work, Commission events, and Consent Decree updates.

Cleveland residents demanding changes to police department’s chase policy
Residents packed a local Cleveland church Thursday night to work towards solutions after a senseless tragedy rocked their community.
Mayor Jackson Administers Oath of Office to New Cleveland Community Police Commission Members
Mayor Frank G. Jackson administered the oath of office to 12 new members of the Cleveland Community Police Commission (CPC) on Friday, Nov. 1 in Cleveland City Hall.
CW 43 Focus: Cleveland Community Police Commission seeks new applicants for board
CPC co-chairs Latoya Logan and Sgt. Richard Jackson talk about the history of the Commission and the need for community involvement.
Consent Decree Calls On Cleveland Police To Be Problem Solvers
Officers should help solve problems in ways that don’t involve making arrests, the policies say. That could include connecting people with mental health or drug treatment, homeless services or domestic violence agencies.