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CPC Analyzes Federal Monitor’s Recent Consent Decree Compliance Report
The CPC released its Quantification Report that assessed the Monitoring Team’s Twelfth Semiannual Report to help the Cleveland community understand the progress the City of Cleveland has made towards Consent Decree compliance.
Local Organizations to Host Community Conversation Series about the Impact Police Violence has on the Mental Health of the Black Community
Beginning March 2023, a collaboration of community organizations will host a series of community conversations about the impact police violence has on the mental health of the Black community in Cleveland.
CPC Analyzes Federal Monitor’s Recent Consent Decree Compliance Report
Today, the Community Police Commission (CPC) released its fourth “Quantification Report” in its ongoing effort to help the Cleveland community understand the progress the City of Cleveland has made towards Consent Decree compliance. The assessment shows little progress was made by the City over the course of one year.
CPC statement on City’s decision to not appeal arbitration decision
We stand by Monitor Hassan Aden that officer Mason Swires should remain terminated from the force and the city administration should pursue all avenues possible in ensuring that happens.
CPC Analyzes Agreements Between City and Nine Other Police Departments related to the Consent Decree
The CPC reviewed the Memoranda of Understanding (MOU) between the City and nine other police departments in Cleveland to give the public an understanding of how well these agencies have honored their agreements.
CPC Releases Police Surveillance Technology Recommendations
The CPC Technology Committee today released its initial report and recommendations on Cleveland’s emerging police surveillance technology.
CPC Publishes 2021 Annual Report
The CPC today released its 2021 Annual Report which highlights the CPC’s work over the past year and outlines the changes happening soon to the CPC as a result of a civilian-led initiative to significantly change the police oversight structure in Cleveland.
Older Press Releases
- 2021-30-07 CPC Statement on Justice for Desmond Franklin
- 2021-16-07 CPC Requests Independent Investigation into the Police Shooting Death of Arthur Keith
- 2021-29-06 CPC Recommends Reinstatement of Professor Ayesha Hardaway as Deputy Monitor
- 2021-10-05 CPC Request DOJ to Reopen Civil Rights Investigation into the Homicide of Tamir Rice
- 2020-16-04 CPC Statement on Fatal Shooting by a Cleveland Police Officer
- 2019-27-12 CPC’s Statement on Tragic Loss of Tamia Chappman and CDP Officer
- 2019-26-11 Public Invited to Community Police Commission Appreciation Event
- 2018-04-09 Commissioner Response to Executive Director Administrative Leave
- 2018-02-20 CPPA and The Black Shield appoint new members on CPC
- 2017-10-16 CPC Sends Recommendations for Bias-Free Policing Policy to Chief of Police and Mayor
- 2017-08-08 City of Cleveland and United States Attorney’s Office Seek Applicants to fill Vacancy on Community Police Commission
- 2017-07-10 Commissioner Anthony Body’s Arrest in Euclid, Ohio
- 2017-06-13 Cleveland CPC Executive Director, Jason Goodrick Begins Work
- 2017-05-09 CPC’s Response to the City of Cleveland Asking Court for Optional Body-Worn Cameras
- 2017-05-03 CPC’s Response to CPPA Consideration of Lawsuit Against Toy Gun Manufacturer
- 2017-03-24 CPC Announces Executive Director Nicole S. Junior
- 2016-11-18 CPC Asks Det. Steve Loomis to Resign or be Removed
- 2016-09-08 Cleveland Community Forum on Use of CDP Force Policy Revisions – Sept. 15th and Sept. 20th, 2016
- 2016-08-02 Media Advisory re: City Council Ordinance re: the Police Review Board (Emergency Ordinance No. 82616)
- 2016-07-14 CPC Public Letter
In the News
Stories from the news and community highlighting the CPC’s work, Commission events, and Consent Decree updates.
- 10/31/2022 (Ideastream Public Media) Ayesha Bell Hardaway named interim Cleveland police monitor
- 10/25/2022 (Cleveland.com) Mayor Justin Bibb, City Council name their picks for powerful new Community Police Commission
- 9/26/2022 (Washington Post) Cleveland’s Black voters want tough oversight of cops. Will police allow it?
- 9/23/2022 (Ideastream Public Media) Cleveland, federal monitor disagree about progress of police reforms under 2015 consent decree
- 9/23/2022 (19 News) What’s next for the consent decree in Cleveland?
- 9/23/2022 (The Marshall Project) Cleveland Police Hiring Practices Are ‘Alarming’ and ‘Disturbing,’ Feds Say
- 9/23/2022 (Spectrum News) Cleveland Law Director says city’s goal is to request to end Consent Decree by 2023
- 9/23/2022 (Spectrum News) Law professor, Lewis Katz, weighs in on Consent Decree developments
- 9/22/2022 (Cleveland.com) Cleveland police struggling to hold officers accountable, including for fatal shootings, monitor’s report says
- 9/12/2022 (The Land) Federal oversight of police has cost Cleveland millions. What changed?
- 9/7/2022 (City of Cleveland) Bibb Administration creates Police Accountability Team to oversee effective implementation of consent decree
- 9/2/2022 (Cleveland City Council) Cleveland City Council Set to Interview Finalists for Appointment to Cleveland Police Commission
- 9/1/2022 (Cleveland Scene) Protesters Who Were Unlawfully Arrested and Jailed on May 30 Settle Lawsuit with Cleveland for $540,000
- 8/26/2022 (News 5 Cleveland) Cleveland Community Police Commission candidate critical of selection process
- 8/16/2022 (Ideastream Public Media) Mayor Justin Bibb: Cleveland working ‘quickly’ to end 7-year-old police consent decree
- 7/21/2022 (Ideastream Public Media) The need to increase trust & the daunting task ahead for a new Cleveland Community Police Commission
- 7/21 /2022 (Ideastream Public Media) Making amends for Tamir Rice as Cleveland prepares for a new Community Police Commission
- 7/19/ 2022 (Ideastream Public Media) Clevelanders address policing as the city prepares for a more powerful Community Police Commission
- 7/11/2022 (Spectrum News) A look at police reform in two Ohio cities
- 6/30/2022 (Cleveland.com) Cleveland begins interviewing 27 finalists for new powerful Community Police Commission
- 6/15/2022 (Cleveland.com) Small Cleveland police agencies in compliance with consent decree, but lack civilian oversight, according to commission analysis
- 5/25/2022 (Ideastream Public Media) Issue 24 gave new powers to the Civilian Police Review Board, but so far little has changed
- 5/11/2022 (City of Cleveland) Mayor Bibb announces rigorous two-phase selection process to evaluate nearly 300 applications for new Community Police Commission
- 5/10/2022 (Ideastream Public Media) Cleveland Community Police Commission calls for more transparency, oversight of surveillance tech
- 5/2/2022 (Ideastream Public Media) City official says Cleveland police have facial recognition tech. How it’s being used is unclear
- 4/11/2022 (News 5 Cleveland) Cleveland Community Police Commission seeking vital feedback through community survey
- 3/17/2022 (Ideastream Public Media) Court approves Cleveland consent decree changes, making way for new Community Police Commission
- 3/10/2022 (Ideastream Public Media) Cleveland police monitor focusing on accountability, training and community policing in 2022
- 12/30/2021 (Cleveland.com) Cleveland rebuts monitor’s critical report on chase that killed Tamia Chappman
- 12/29/2021 (Ideastream Public Media) Police monitor faults Cleveland for internal review of chase that killed Tamia Chappman
- 12/15/2021 (Cleveland.com) Mayor-elect Bibb taps Cleveland police veteran Wayne Drummond as interim chief
- 12/6/2021 (WKYC) Desmond Franklin’s family announces federal civil rights lawsuit after deadly 2020 shooting involving off-duty Cleveland officer
- 12/2/2021 (Ideastream Public Media) Q&A: Outgoing head of Cleveland police oversight agency talks about progress and Issue 24
- 11/12/2021 (WBUR) Cleveland’s first millennial mayor lays out his vision for police reform
- 11/1/2021 (Ideastream Public Media) Cleveland’s consent decree years away from completion, police monitor says
- 9/03/2021 (Cleveland.com) Federal judge sides with citizens police panel in longstanding dispute with Cleveland over documents
- 7/23/2021 (Ideastream Public Media) CSU Professor Ronnie Dunn Joins Cleveland Police Monitoring Team
- 7/19/2021 (Ideastream Public Media) Ayesha Bell Hardaway Will Return As Deputy Police Monitor
- 7/16/2021 (Cleveland.com) Justice Department claims Cleveland and the division of police withheld documents from oversight panel
- 7/15/2021 (Ideastream Public Media) Federal Judge Says Cleveland Consent Decree Monitor Will Remain In Job
- 6/25/2021 (WKYC) Cleveland Mayoral Candidates Discuss Police Reform During Forum At Case Western Reserve University
- 6/23/2021 (News 5 Cleveland) Community leaders say professor who felt forced to resign from Cleveland Police Monitoring Team was ‘diagnosing a problem’
- 6/17/2021 (Cleveland.com) Ex-Cleveland police internal affairs chief who said he changed, backdated report about commander’s truthfulness resigns
- 6/3/2021 (WKYC) Cleveland police union calls for removal of city safety director after multiple officer firings
- 3/18/2021 (Cleveland.com) Cuyahoga County prosecutors declined to prosecute Cleveland police officer for May 30 conduct, letter reveals
- 3/17/2021 (Ideastream Public Media) Cleveland Police Chase Policy Comes Under Scrutiny By City Council
- 3/17/2021 (Cleveland.com) Cleveland police’s inspector general recommended changing department’s pursuit policy, Chief Calvin Williams says he won’t
- 3/11/2021 (Ideastream Public Media) New Policy Looks To Shape Cleveland Police Behavior When Dealing With Adolescents
- 3/4/2021 (Ideastream Public Media) 6 Years After Tamir Rice, Cleveland Makes New Rules About Policing Kids
- 2/24/2021 (Cleveland.com) Federal monitor outlines Cleveland police failings in response to May 30 George Floyd protests
- 2/01/2021 (Ideastream Public Media) Cleveland Police Consent Decree Conversation Details History, Views of Progress
- 2/11/2021 (Ideastream Public Media) Forum On Police Use Of Force Turns Into Conversation On Race And Police
- 1/27/2021 (Ideastream Public Media) Two Widely Differing Views On Consent Decree’s Progress Have Taken Hold
- 11/11/2020 (News 5 Cleveland) Cleveland police supervisor suspended for detaining Tamir Rice’s sister after 2014 police shooting
- 7/14/2020 (Ideastream Public Media) Federal Judge: ‘Disturbing’ Report On Light Cleveland Police Discipline
- 7/14/2020 (Cleveland.com) ‘Unconscionable’: Ex-Cleveland Safety Director failed to fire officer whose lies kept a man falsely imprisoned for eight months
- 7/7/2020 (Ideastream Public Media) Despite Reforms, Cleveland’s Police Union Arbitration Remains Unchanged
- 7/6/2020 (Ideastream Public Media) Retiring CPD Captain Calls For Major Reinvestment In Community Policing
- 6/19/2020 (Cleveland.com) Mayor Frank Jackson picks former prosecutor as Cleveland’s new director of public safety
- 5/29/2020 (News 5 Cleveland) Road to Reform: 5 years after USDOJ consent decree, has federal oversight changed Cleveland Police?
- 1/15/2020 (Fox 8) Cleveland councilman calls for change following police chase
- 1/23/2020 (News 5 Cleveland) Cleveland residents demanding changes to police department’s chase policy
- 11/6/2019 (City of Cleveland) Mayor Jackson Administers Oath of Office to New Cleveland Community Police Commission Members
- 8/26/2019 (Cleveland.com) Cleveland Public Safety Director Michael McGrath would lose some power to discipline cops under proposed policy
- 8/22/2019 (19 News) CW 43 Focus: Cleveland Community Police Commission seeks new applicants for board
- 8/5/2019 (Ideastream Public Media) Consent Decree Calls On Cleveland Police To Be Problem Solvers