Examining Issue 24
On November 2nd, Cleveland voters will vote on Issue 24—a charter amendment that would bring significant changes to police accountability in the city. This very issue drew some of the starkest distinctions between candidates Justin Bibb and Kevin Kelley during the recent Cleveland Mayoral debate we hosted in partnership with Ideastream Public Media.
But what is Issue 24 actually about?
Those in favor believe there must be civilian oversight of police conduct investigations—a change to regain the trust of the public and improve transparency of the department.
Those against cite concerns about placing power into the hands of unelected civilians—which could steer officers away from the sector and undermine safety.
Founder and Managing Partner, The Chandra Law Firm LLC
Johnny E. Hamm
Cleveland Resident and Police Captain
Co-Executive Director, Ohio Organizing Campaign
Director of Law, City of Cleveland
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