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Groups Seek Changes to Cleveland Consent Decree

June 29, 2015
The NAACP and other civil rights groups want a federal judge to modify a consent decree aimed at reforming the troubled Cleveland police department by requiring outside agencies to investigate deadly police-use-of-force cases and to make the job of police inspector general more independent, according to brief filed Monday.

Cleveland Officer Can Sue City for Wrongful Suspension Over Facebook Posts

June 25, 2015
U.S. District Judge Christopher Boyko, in an order issued Monday, wrote that Sgt. Johnny Hamm has a "plausible claim for deprivation" of his right to due process, if what Hamm alleges is true. Boyko wrote that the complaint over the Facebook posts was lodged by police Chief Calvin Williams and decided at a disciplinary hearing that was also presided over by the chief.

Tamir Rice Investigation Report Released

June 15, 2015
The Cuyahoga County Prosecutor's Office released a redacted account of the investigation on Saturday. The 224-page report, compiled by Sheriff's Department investigators, offers no determination as to whether the Nov. 22, 2014 shooting was justified.

Judge Finds Probable Cause for Murder Charge Against Officer Who Killed Tamir Rice

June 12, 2015
A Cleveland Municipal Court judge has found probable cause that a Cleveland police officer should face murder and other charges in the death of 12-year-old Tamir Rice, who was holding a replica gun.

Cleveland Chief: Officers Should See Themselves as 'Guardians,' Not 'Warriors'

June 11, 2015
Cleveland Police Chief Calvin Williams said Wednesday that among the challenges he faces in reforming his department in concert with a federal consent decree is training his officers to view themselves as guardians of the community, rather than warriors.

Cleveland Activists Plan to Bypass Prosecutor, Seek Charges Against Officer in Tamir Rice Shooting

June 9, 2015
The head of the police union that represents Cleveland police blasted the attempt to circumvent the prosecutor. Steve Loomis, president of the Cleveland Police Patrolmen's Association called the move a dangerous and selfish attempt to "hijack rule of law."

Cleveland Police Union Says Federal Reforms Endanger Officers

May 29, 2015
The head of the Cleveland police department's patrol union said aspects of the agreement that mandates sweeping reforms to the city's police department could put officers in danger.

Cleveland to Overhaul Police Use-of-Force Policy Under Federal Consent Decree

May 26, 2015
Officers will be held to higher standards on unholstering and firing their weapons and no longer will be allowed to use their guns to strike suspects as they would with a baton.

53 Protesters Arrested in Cleveland Officer Acquittal Demonstrations Released

May 25, 2015
Fifty-three men and women arrested Saturday in Cleveland during protests of the acquittal of a Cleveland police officer who faced manslaughter charges from a 2012 shooting have been released from jail.

Video: Cleveland Officer Acquitted of Charges from 2012 Car Chase Shootings

May 23, 2015
A judge ruled Saturday morning that a Cleveland police officer is not guilty of two charges of voluntary manslaughter in connection with the Nov. 29, 2012 police chase and shooting that ended in the deaths of two people.

Cleveland Officer Acquitted of Charges from 2012 Car Chase Shootings

May 23, 2015

A judge ruled Saturday morning that a Cleveland police officer is not guilty of two charges of voluntary manslaughter in connection with the Nov. 29, 2012 police chase and shooting that ended in the deaths of two people. More Here.

Cleveland Officer Feared For His Life in 2012 Shooting

April 6, 2015
A Cleveland police officer feared that his life and the lives of fellow officers were in danger when he fired the final shots of a barrage of police gunfire that killed two unarmed suspects, his attorney said today during opening statements in the patrolman’s trial.

Cleveland PD Consent Decree Monitor Sought

March 31, 2015
The U.S. Justice Department and city of Cleveland have taken the first steps toward finding an independent monitor to ensure that the city complies with the terms of an anticipated consent decree addressing the use of excessive force by Cleveland police.

Video: Cleveland Blames Boy for Own Death, Then Apologizes

March 2, 2015
Mayor Frank Jackson of Cleveland apologized for the language in the city's response to the civil lawsuit filed by the family of 12-year-old Tamir Rice. Jackson called the document's phrasing inappropriate and insensitive to Rice and his family.

Cleveland Blames Boy for Own Death, Then Apologizes

March 2, 2015

Mayor Frank Jackson of Cleveland apologized for the language in the city's response to the civil lawsuit filed by the family of 12-year-old Tamir Rice. In court documents, the city said Rice failed to "exercise due care." More Here

Cleveland Officers Now Wearing TASER Body Cams

February 5, 2015
The chief said that the department will give officers time to become accustomed to the technology. But eventually officers will face discipline for failing to turn on their cameras or upload footage. Discipline would begin with a written reprimand. Subsequent infractions could lead to a 10-day suspension.

Cleveland PD Asks Sheriff to Investigate Tamir Rice Shooting

January 5, 2015
The investigation of a Cleveland police officer's deadly shooting of a 12-year-old boy carrying a pellet gun will be overseen by a county sheriff's office.

Video: Cleveland Mother Demands Prosecution of Officers in Replica Gun Shooting

December 8, 2014
The mother of a 12-year-old boy shot dead last month by Cleveland police after he was seen holding a replica gun held a press conference today. She says she wants both involved officers convicted.

Cleveland Mother Demands Prosecution of Officers in Replica Gun Shooting

December 8, 2014

The mother of a 12-year-old boy shot dead last month by Cleveland police after he was seen holding a replica gun held a press conference today. She says she wants both involved officers convicted. More Here.

Cleveland Officer Who Killed Tamir Rice Was Dismissed by Another Agency for "Deficiencies"

December 4, 2014

The Cleveland police officer who shot and killed 12-year-old Tamir Rice had issues with guns during his brief tenure with a suburban police department. More Here.

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