CPC Analyzes Federal Monitor’s 13th Semiannual Consent Decree Compliance Report

Assessment shows an increase in overall progress made by the City over the course of six months

For Immediate Release
October 26, 2023

Jason Goodrick, Interim Director

Cleveland, OH – Today, the Community Police Commission (CPC) released its sixth 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 Monitoring Team’s findings in their 13th Semiannual Report that assessed the timeframe of January 1, 2023 through June 30, 2023. This reporting period represents the first semiannual report filed by the new Monitor.

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. Consent Decree 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 increased 2.7% between the publication of the Monitor’s 12th and 13th Semiannual Reports.
  • In the current reporting period, the City has made 41.7% overall progress towards full Consent Decree compliance.

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