Cleveland Community Police Commission Announces First Public Meeting
Cleveland’s new Community Police Commission will hold its first Public meeting this week on Wednesday with a goal of mending relations between the police and the citizens.
The commission meets as the debate over what community policing should look like continues.
The Community Police Commission’s first meeting moves forward a series of steps laid out by the consent decree city officials signed with the U.S. Justice Department.
Earlier this month Cleveland chose an LA based police consulting firm as the official monitor to watch over the implementation of the consent decree.
Now the 13 member board which includes police, clergy civil rights leaders, academics and former Lieutenant Governor Lee Fisher will start by reviewing Cleveland community policing practices.
Local Residents in Cleveland have advocated for stronger interpersonal relationships between police and community members.
They want to see more police walking their beats. But police union representatives say major force cutbacks and the sheer volume of calls prevent those types of patrolling from being practical.
Commission Meets Wednesday 10/14/15 from 5:30pm-8:30pm St. Paul's Community Church, 4427 Franklin Blvd., Cleveland, OH, 44113