CPC Analyzes Federal Monitor’s Recent Consent Decree Compliance Report

Assessment shows a decline in progress made by the City over the course of six months

For Immediate Release
April 10, 2023

Jason Goodrick, Interim Director jgoodrick@clevelandohio.gov

Jason Goodrick, Interim Director jgoodrick@clevelandohio.gov

Today, the Community Police Commission (CPC) released its fifth Quantification Report in its ongoing effort to help the Cleveland community understand the progress the City of Cleveland has made towards Consent Decree compliance. The CPC’s Quantification Report assessed the Cleveland Police Monitoring Team’s findings in their Twelfth Semiannual Report that assessed the timeframe of July 1, 2022 through December 31, 2022.

In its Quantification Report, the CPC developed a numeric scoring system to show the City’s compliance status, with numbers based on the Monitoring Team’s status summaries described in their semiannual reports.

By quantifying the Monitoring Team’s assessments, and assigning the progress made in each Consent Decree paragraph with a number, it’s the CPC’s goal in this report to provide the citizens of Cleveland an additional way to understand the Monitor’s reports, and to more easily track overall progress and see how much work remains. Key areas assessed for compliance include: Accountability, Use of Force, Community & Problem Oriented Policing (CPOP), and Crisis Intervention.

Main takeaways in the CPC’s report:

Overall compliance decreased -3.4% between the publication of the Monitor’s Eleventh and Twelfth Semiannual Reports.


In the current reporting period, the City has made 39% overall progress towards full Consent Decree compliance.

The CPC will discuss its report findings and other current works at an upcoming in-person public meeting on Wednesday, April 12th from 6-8:30pm at Dunham Tavern Museum & Gardens located at 6709 Euclid Ave.

Read the CPC’s full report here: Quantification of the Cleveland Police Monitoring Team’s 12th Semiannual Report

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