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Press Releases

CPC Congratulates Mayor-Elect Justin Bibb
The CPC congratulates Mayor-Elect Justin Bibb on his historic win. We are excited for the future of Cleveland and are committed to continuing the reform efforts started by the Consent Decree.
CPC to Survey Cleveland Community about Police Interactions
Responses to the community survey will help the CPC and citizens of Cleveland in tracking overall progress of police reform in the city. The deadline to submit feedback in the survey is October 31, 2021.
CPC Statement on Justice for Desmond Franklin
Desmond Franklin was killed by an off-duty Cleveland police officer on April 9th, 2020. The CPC believes justice has still not been served. Reopening the case and providing transparency to the public until its conclusion is the best course of action to rebuild trust in the process of justice.
CPC Requests Independent Investigation into the Police Shooting Death of Arthur Keith
The Commission believes that the investigation into the death of Arthur Keith was woefully inadequate and resulted in a denial of Mr. Keith and of Mr. Keith’s family’s civil rights. The Commission respectfully requests an independent investigation of the killing of Arthur Keith.
CPC Recommends Reinstatement of Professor Ayesha Hardaway as Deputy Monitor
In a letter to Monitor Aden, the CPC recommends the reinstatement of Professor Ayesha Hardaway to the compliance team as the Deputy Monitor.
CPC Requests DOJ to Reopen Civil Rights Investigation into the Homicide of Tamir Rice
The Cleveland Community Police Commission, in solidarity with the Rice family and others throughout Ohio, requested the Department of Justice (DOJ) to reopen its civil rights investigation into Tamir Rice’s death.
CPC Submits Recommendations on CDP Vehicle Pursuit Policy
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.
CPC Letter to DOJ Requesting Investigation into Possible Civil Rights Violations During May 30 Lawful Assemblies
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 Community Police Commission recommends policy changes to increase police accountability, discipline consistency
The CPC's recommended discipline policy changes would bring the Cleveland Police closer to being into compliance with the consent decree.
Cleveland Community Police Commission’s Statement on McGrath Resignation
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.
Cleveland Community Police Commission’s (CPC) Statement on the Death of George Floyd
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.

In the News

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Federal monitor outlines Cleveland police failings in response to May 30 George Floyd protests

A team monitoring the progress of police reform in Cleveland since 2015 says authorities gave inappropriate dispersal orders to a crowd of protesters gathered outside the Justice Center during the May 30 protests of the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis.Continue reading Federal monitor outlines Cleveland police failings in response to May 30 George Floyd protests


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