Cleveland Police Captain and Former Second District Commander Keith Sulzer Retires

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One concept we heard talked about again and again in the conversations regarding police reform, is the idea of community policing. Proponents argue that if cops spend more time walking neighborhoods, talking to residents, and working WITH people in the community, it would create a greater sense of trust and cooperation between police officers and the public. It's an idea that's been used here in Cleveland for years, with varying degrees of success. One of the local voices that lead the charge in community policing was Captain Keith Sulzer. Sulzer retired last week after 30 years with the Cleveland Police Department. He was beloved by many of the people who he served as Commander of the Second District on the city's west side for several years. Rick Jackson talked with Keith Sulzer last week, and during our conversation I asked if he thinks the community policing aspect of the Justice Department's consent decree with the City of Cleveland; is working...

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