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

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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!

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Rebecca Maurer’s “SerialLand for Serial episode 3 - 

Rebecca Maurer’s “SerialLand for Serial episode 4 -



Cleveland Scene’s episode 3 recap -’s episode 3 recap -’s episode 4 recap -

Cleveland Scene’s episode 4 recap -


The “137 Shots”/Brelo case”:

Everything you need to know about the Michael Brelo verdict -

Why the judge found Cleveland police officer Michael Brelo not guilty -

Listen to reactions from the defense following the Brelo verdict -

Documents from Michael Brelo Investigation -

Arbitrator upholds firing of Cleveland Police pfficer Michael Brelo, overturns five other terminations -


Consent Decrees:

City considering police monitor's call for more consent decree hiring -

Cleveland Police voice reservations over consent decree -

The Cleveland Consent Decree: Tracking Progress (from 2015) -

Do federal consent decrees improve local police departments? This study says they might -

Confronting implicit bias in the New York Police Department -


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84 of This Year's 100 Documented Cleveland Homicides Were the Result of Gunfire -

Cleveland wants your feedback on proposal for police department's search-and-seizure policies -

Cleveland City Council members talk police mini-stations and  investigative units -

Cleveland Police Chief updates City Council on staffing, mission -

Implicit Bias and Policing -

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