Notice of Monitoring Team Memorandum to Cleveland Division of Police Regarding Crisis Intervention Team Response Policy

Date Filed: March 2, 2022

“The Monitor respectfully requests that the topic “Crisis Intervention Team Response Policy” be added to the March 17, 2022 Status Conference agenda. The attached Memorandum to the Cleveland Division of Police (“CDP” or “the Division”) and City of Cleveland (“the City”) addresses a recent development regarding the City’s Crisis Intervention Team Response policy. (Exhibit A)

On January 19, 2017, the Monitoring Team moved the Court to approve the three component parts that comprises CDP’s Crisis Intervention policy. The three components were: Crisis Intervention Team Definitions; the Crisis Intervention Team Program; and, Crisis Intervention Response. The Court approved that policy, and the related documents, on March 6, 2017. Recent events prompted communication from the Monitor and the City as detailed in the attached Memorandum. Additionally, the need for the City to provide an update to the Court regarding Crisis Intervention has become apparent to the Monitoring Team.”

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