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ideastream’s roundtable podcast to discuss the 3rd season of the hit podcast, Serial. The producers of Serial spent a year reporting on a series of cases at the Justice Center in Cleveland, Ohio to explore the criminal justice system. We break down each episode with a panel of Northeast Ohio criminal justice insiders. Hosted by ideastream’s Elizabeth Miller and Lawrence Daniel Caswell.

Cleveland's Talkin' Serial, Season 3, Episodes 3 and 4

Gun violence, snitching, the "137 shots" case, Steve Loomis and history of the CPPA in Cleveland, and the the difficulty of reporting in a city where officials won't talk "on the record": there's A LOT to talk about in episodes 3 and 4 of Serial season 3.

We talk it out with Rachel Dissell, reporter for The Plain Dealer,  Andrea Whitaker, criminal defense attorney, and attorney Rebecca Maurer, author of the "SerialLand" blog where she seeks to add some context and history to each episode of Serial this season. 

Hosted by ideastream’s Elizabeth Miller and Lawrence Daniel Caswell.

Look for the next episode of "Cleveland Talks Serial" after Serial season 3, episode 6 drops!

Until then, come join the conversation in our Facebook Group -  http://bit.ly/2NJT4J7

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Rebecca Maurer’s “SerialLand for Serial episode 3 - http://bit.ly/2QH9qPB 

Rebecca Maurer’s “SerialLand for Serial episode 4 - http://bit.ly/2QHpelv



Cleveland Scene’s episode 3 recap - http://bit.ly/2QJcSte

Cleveland.com’s episode 3 recap - http://bit.ly/2QJrMQi

Cleveland.com’s episode 4 recap - http://bit.ly/2QEskqv

Cleveland Scene’s episode 4 recap - http://bit.ly/2QFDdYZ


The “137 Shots”/Brelo case”:

Everything you need to know about the Michael Brelo verdict - http://bit.ly/2QHoInz

Why the judge found Cleveland police officer Michael Brelo not guilty - http://bit.ly/2QH8Ykn

Listen to reactions from the defense following the Brelo verdict - http://bit.ly/2QHK5VQ

Documents from Michael Brelo Investigation - http://bit.ly/2QFCFlM

Arbitrator upholds firing of Cleveland Police pfficer Michael Brelo, overturns five other terminations - http://bit.ly/2QF9W0w


Consent Decrees:

City considering police monitor's call for more consent decree hiring - http://bit.ly/2QHwyxE

Cleveland Police voice reservations over consent decree - http://bit.ly/2QFRlS4

The Cleveland Consent Decree: Tracking Progress (from 2015) - http://bit.ly/2QJwEEZ

Do federal consent decrees improve local police departments? This study says they might - https://wapo.st/2QElfWT

Confronting implicit bias in the New York Police Department - https://nyti.ms/2QHpssR


Related News:

'The baby's dead': Emotional 911 calls made after Aavielle Wakefield shooting (audio) - http://bit.ly/2QJu41Q

Cleveland police arrest man wanted in killing of 5-month-old Aavielle Wakefield - http://bit.ly/2QFbnMs

Officer who shot Tamir Rice hired by small police department in  Bellaire, Ohio - https://cnn.it/2QFBxi2

Bellaire residents speak out against police hire - http://bit.ly/2QC3kjq

Cleveland judge: 'I will not send people to jail' after sixth inmate dies in four months - http://bit.ly/2QHF9QF

Inmate deaths point to need for leadership -- and new county jail: Mark Naymik - http://bit.ly/2QGAQVM

Cuyahoga County wants outside investigator to probe jails after six deaths in four months - http://bit.ly/2QBCYOK

84 of This Year's 100 Documented Cleveland Homicides Were the Result of Gunfire - http://bit.ly/2QEgXif

Cleveland wants your feedback on proposal for police department's search-and-seizure policies - http://bit.ly/2QBCFDA

Cleveland City Council members talk police mini-stations and  investigative units - http://bit.ly/2QHXugF

Cleveland Police Chief updates City Council on staffing, mission - http://bit.ly/2QFWBoY

Implicit Bias and Policing - http://bit.ly/2QGbxmU

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