This month saw exciting developments in the Policing Project’s work with the Cleveland Police Monitoring Team on the implementation of the federal consent decree between the Cleveland Division of Police (CDP) and the Department of Justice.
The Policing Project has been working with the Cleveland Police Monitoring Team to ensure that Cleveland residents have a meaningful voice on policies and practices throughout the implementation of the federal consent decree between the Cleveland Division of Police (“CDP”) and the Department of Justice. The Monitoring Team recently recommended that the District Court for the Northern District of Ohio approve CDP’s new Bias-Free Policing Policy, which provides guidelines around (1) CDP’s expectations for its members around bias-free policing; (2) the principles of procedural justice in police-civilian interactions; and (3) protocols to report bias-based policing. Cleveland residents had significant input during the Policy’s development.
“What should community policing look like, and how far are we from it?” That’s the first question Tony Ganzer asks all his guests on Our Land, a new program on Cleveland’s public radio station that is intended to gain and share the perspectives of Cleveland community members on their interactions with the police.