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Press Releases

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.
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.

In the News

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

Road to Reform: 5 years after USDOJ consent decree, has federal oversight changed Cleveland Police?

May marks 5 years since the City of Cleveland signed a settlement agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice to allow a federal monitoring team to implement sweeping reforms after a 2014 USDOJ investigation found officers engaged in a “pattern and practice” of excessive force. Continue reading Road to Reform: 5 years after USDOJ consent decree, has federal oversight changed Cleveland Police?

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