Cleveland Division of Police Discipline GPO and Matrix Feedback
May 1, 2017
The Cleveland Community Police Commission, as per the Consent Decree, is providing recommendations for the disciplinary guidelines GPO 1.1.11.
Our recommendations, highlighting parameters that are insufficiently addressed or not addressed at all, were informed by research of best practices and example disciplinary policies from police departments around the nation. Input also was sought and received from the community in two ways. Various groups and organizations such as SURJ (Standing Up for Racial Justice) and the ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) provided written assessments, and community members from across the City of Cleveland have volunteered their feedback during break-out discussions and public comment periods at Commission meetings.
The CPC Search and Seizure Work Group reviewed the following CDP policies in five key areas centered around the 4th Amendment: Search and Seizure, Investigatory Stops, Probable Cause/Warrantless Arrests, Miranda Warning and Waiver, Strip Searches & Body Cavity Searches.
While not specifically mandated by the Consent Decree, the “Interactions with Youth” policy supports the Community and Problem-Oriented Policing (CPOP) values set forth in the Consent Decree requiring CDP 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.”
This policy supports the Community and Problem-Oriented Policing (CPOP) values set forth in 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,…
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