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.
Officers could be hesitant to draw their guns because doing so would result in more paperwork under the terms of the agreement, Cleveland Police Patrolman's Association president Steve Loomis said Wednesday. The agreement requires an officer to complete a report each time he or she points a gun at a suspect.
"It's going to get somebody killed," Loomis told Cleveland.com. "There's going to be a time when someone isn't going to want to do that paperwork, so he's going to keep that gun in its holster."
Cleveland and the U.S. Department of Justice unveiled the agreement, known as a consent decree, Tuesday.