October 13, 2017
The CPC’s Bias Free Work Group has done extensive work gathering feedback from the community as well as examining bias free policing policy best practices from around the country. We were particularly interested in gaining an understanding of the views of people in Cleveland who have traditionally not had a voice and who may have substantial concerns with police practices, including but not limited to; communities of color, people who are homeless and housing insecure, and members of the LGBTQ and Muslim communities.
The CPC filed its initial report in Spring of 2016. Our most current recommendations build on the previous work. It is the CPC’s hope that the Cleveland Division of Police will incorporate the recommendations offered by the community, stakeholders and the CPC into its final policy.