Date Filed: December 14, 2020
Notice Submitting Cleveland Division of Police Policies on Interaction with Transgender, Intersex, and Gender Non-Conforming Individuals and Interactions with Youth
The Monitoring Team submitted two recently finalized draft policies that are of significant importance to the City of Cleveland and its communities:
While not specifically mandated by the Consent Decree, these policies support the Community and Problem-Oriented Policing values set forth in Paragraph 27 of the Consent Decree, requiring CDP to “develop and implement a comprehensive and integrated community and problem-oriented policing model in order to promote and strengthen partnerships within the community,” and specifically “including how to establish partnerships and actively engage civilians and community organizations, including youth, LGBT…communities.”
As noted in the Eighth Semiannual Report, these policies are welcome examples of good collaboration between the CDP and the Community Police Commission. The policies were reviewed by the Monitoring Team, the Department of Justice, and the Community Police Commission over many months, with the majority of substantive feedback incorporated into the final draft policies.