Background Documents



City of Cleveland

Cleveland Division of Police

Cleveland Police Monitoring Team
The Cleveland Police Monitoring Team is charged with overseeing implementation of the Consent Decree and helping the Court and City of Cleveland gauge whether the Decree’s requirements are taking hold in practice – in the real world and across Cleveland’s communities.

Cleveland Office of Professional Standards (OPS)
The Office of Professional Standards (OPS) is an independent agency within the City of Cleveland Department of Public Safety and is composed of civilian employees only. It has the responsibility of receiving and investigating non-criminal complaints filed by members of the public against sworn and non-sworn Cleveland Division of Police employees.

Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division
The Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice, created in 1957 by the enactment of the Civil Rights Act of 1957, works to uphold the civil and constitutional rights of all Americans, particularly some of the most vulnerable members of our society. The Division enforces federal statutes prohibiting discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, disability, religion, familial status and national origin.

United States District Court, Northern District of Ohio
Judge Solomon Oliver, Jr. oversees and enforces the Cleveland Consent Decree to ensure that the City of Cleveland and Cleveland Division of Police make the necessary changes outlined in the agreement.

Cleveland Public Records Request
Submit a public records request for Public Safety Records (Police, Fire, EMS, Corrections, and Animal Care & Control), City Government Records. Visit My Records Center to check the status of requests you have submitted or to update your account information.