Consent Decree Conversation Discusses Cleveland Community Police Commission

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Cleveland entered into a Consent Decree with the Department of Justice in 2015. 

The decree lays out a number of changes for police including changes in use of force policy, bias-free policing, more diversity in recruitment and hiring and greater transparency and accountability.

This year, the United Way of Greater Cleveland and the NAACP of Cleveland are holding ten community conversations on the Consent Decree, with the goal of giving voice to the citizens of Cleveland on this very important matter.

Today on the Sound of Ideas, we bring you the ninth installment in this series. This month we examine the Cleveland Community Police Commission. That body was established to provide community input on police policies to help strengthen relationships between officers and the communities they serve

The panel this month includes three individuals, who sit on the Commission,

Jason Goodrick is the Commission’s Executive Director,

LaToya Logan, chairs the Accountability committee on the Commissions, 

Charles See, who has spent many years at the head of the re-entry program at Lutheran Metropolitan Ministries, is on the Commission.

Michelle Heyer is an attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice and is back this month and rounding out the panel is Gary Singletary, who is the Chief Counsel for the City of Cleveland.

This month’s panel is moderated by David Abbott, the President of The George Gund Foundation.


Jason Goodrick, Executive Director, Cleveland Community Police Commission

LaToya Logan, Member, Cleveland Community Police Commission

Charles See, Member, Cleveland Community Police Commission

Michelle Heyer, Attorney, U.S. Department of Justice

Gary Singletary, Chief Counsel, City of Cleveland

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