Bias-Free Policing

March 23, 2018

The Monitor indicates that the United States of America has reviewed and approved the City of Cleveland’s proposed Bias-Free Policing General Police Order 1.07.08 (ECF No. 186-1). Pursuant to the recommendation of the Monitor that the court approves the Bias-Free Policing General Police Order 1.07.08, the court hereby approves said policy and orders it effective immediately.

 

Pursuant to the recommendation of the Monitor that the court approves the City of Cleveland’s proposed Learning Management System General Police Order 1.03.08 (ECF No. 191-1), the court hereby approves said policy and orders it effective immediately.

PLEASE NOTE!

While the court has approved the bias-free policy, the policy will not be active until CDP members receive bias-free training later in 2018. 

Motion to Approve Cleveland Division of Police Bias-Free Policing Policy

February 08, 2018

The Monitoring Team has carefully reviewed the Proposed Bias-Free Policing Policy. It has determined that the Proposed Policy provides sufficiently clear guidelines around, among other things: (1) the Division’s expectations for its members around bias-free policing; (2) the principles of procedural justice in police-civilian interactions; and (3) protocols to report bias-based policing.

Further, it advances equitable and bias-free policing principles that will support both the Division and the communities that the Division serves. For the reasons set forth below, the Monitoring Team concludes that the Proposed Policy is consistent with the requirements of the Consent Decree. The Monitor therefore recommends that the Court approve CDP’s Proposed Bias-Free Policing Policy in its entirety.

November 02, 2017

Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ) sent the Chief of Police and Mayor of the city of Cleveland a letter of support a letter of support urging the Cleveland Division of Police to adopt recommendations from the 2017 CPC Bias-Free Policing GPO Recommendations.

October 20, 2017

The American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio (ACLU-Ohio) sent the Chief of Police and Mayor of the city of Cleveland a letter of support urging the Cleveland Division of Police to adopt recommendations from the 2017 CPC Bias-Free Policing GPO Recommendations.

October 16, 2017

Cleveland Community Police Commission Staff organized two town halls to review the Cleveland Division of Police Draft Bias-Free Policing Policy.  

 

Using community feedback, the CPC Bias-Free Policing workgroup created the 2017 CPC Bias-Free Policing GPO Recommendations.

October 09, 2017

Cleveland Community Police Commission Staff organized two town halls to review the Cleveland Division of Police Draft Bias-Free Policing Policy.  


The CPC organized the town halls into small workshops which allowed each participant the opportunity to give individualized feedback. All methods of feedback (individual notes, general questions, and large-scale group themes) were collected by CPC Staff and codified in this report.

 

CPC Feedback Cycle Infographic

2016 CPC Bias-Free Policing Recommendation

2017 Draft Cleveland Division of Police Bias-Free Policing Policy

2017 Community Feedback: Draft Cleveland Division of Police Bias-Free Policing Policy

2017 CPC Bias-Free Policing Recommendation

September 19, 2017

CPC Bias-Free Policing Town Halls | 09/19 and 09/21 | COMPLETE

September 19th and 21st | Join us as we build a transformative, bias-free policing policy for the Cleveland Division of Police.  We will be building upon the May 2016 Bias-Free Policing Recommendations report.  Bring your feedback and solutions!

August 21, 2017

To read the proposed CDP Bias-Free document, click here.

The current feedback loop for this policy is closed as of September 29, 2017.  If you have any general feedback, please email us at info@clecpc.org.

 

This document has not yet been approved by the Court, the Monitoring Team, or the Department of Justice and has not yet been finalized by the Division of Police or the City.  Cleveland Division of Police, the City of Cleveland, the U.S. Department of Justice, the Community Police Commission, and the Monitoring Team now seek community input and feedback on the Division's proposed Bias-Free Policing Policy. ​

Frequently Asked Questions

Have questions about the Bias-Free Policing policy recommendations?  Check here first.  

 

All other inquiries, please email us at info@clecpc.org.

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The Cleveland Community Police Commission thanks the Bias-Free Policing Work Group ("BFWG"), the many community leaders and activists who participated in our meetings, and the subject matter experts listed in this report for their excellent work.

 

This report is made pursuant to the provisions of the Federal Settlement Agreement.

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