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On August 31, the Community Police Commission submitted its vehicle pursuit policy recommendations to the City and Cleveland Division of Police. The CPC's proposed vehicle pursuit policy changes focus on incorporating best practices to increase safety and improve transparency.
The CPC sent a letter to the Department of Justice requesting a prompt examination into whether the involved police agencies engaged in violations of civil rights via attacks on peaceful protesters, unlawful arrests of protesters and the use of excessive force on protesters.
The CPC has been made aware via a news article that Michael McGrath has announced his retirement from the position of Safety Director for the City of Cleveland. Today, the Commission calls upon Mayor Jackson to conduct a nationwide search for a qualified and professional Safety Director.
All of us on the CPC were profoundly saddened and horrified by George Floyd’s killing, as we were by similar events that took place across the country and in our own city. For this reason, the CPC stands with community members who exercised their first amendment rights in this fight for social justice.
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 …
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.