Cleveland CPC Reports and Recommendations

Reports and Recommendations are ongoing.  Check back frequently for the latest information.

September 06, 2019

In the 2019 Annual Report and Comprehensive Review, we summarize the work carried out by the dedicated volunteer commissioners, citizens & partners that make up the Cleveland Community Police Commission towards the advancement of police reform in Cleveland.

December 21, 2017

This informal report compiled by Commissioner LaToya Logan will:

 

  1. Provide a brief summary of current work products

  2. Update on feedback from Cleveland Division of Police, the City of Cleveland and the Department of Justice

  3. Provide a snapshot of 2018 projects

  4. Improve communication and awareness of CPC work

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 04, 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

2016 Recommendations by the Cleveland Community Police Commission

2017 Draft Cleveland Division of Police Bias-Free Policing Policy

2017 Community Feedback on the Draft Bias-Free Policing Policy

September 01, 2017

We, the CPC expect to see the development of a stronger community engagement structure that extends beyond the duration of the settlement agreement. As set forth in the Agreement, “CDP will develop and implement a comprehensive integrated community and problem-oriented policing model.” The Model will promote and strengthen partnerships within the community, engage constructively with the community to ensure collaborative problem-solving, and increase community confidence in CDP. CDP will consult with the Commission when choosing the most appropriate model. This model must foster effective ways to create positive daily interactions between CDP law enforcement officers and community stakeholder groups where such daily exchanges are currently lacking. Additionally, it should also aspire to promote a collaborative spirit among officers and the community as officers engage in non-enforcement interactions.

July 24, 2017

The Cleveland Community Police Commission and the Cleveland Monitoring Team wrote this report.

 

The Consent Decree (“the Decree”) requires the Cleveland Division of Police (CDP) to “develop and implement a comprehensive and integrated community and problem-oriented policing model” to “promote and strengthen partnerships with the community… and increase community confidence in the CDP.” 

Final CPC Recommendations on Disciplinary Matrix GPO

May 01, 2017

The Cleveland Community Police Commission, as per the Consent Decree, is providing recommendations for the disciplinary guidelines GPO 1.1.11.  Our recommendations, highlighting parameters that are insufficiently addressed or not addressed at all, were informed by research of best practices and example disciplinary policies from police departments around the nation. Input also was sought and received from the community in two ways. Various groups and organizations such as SURJ (Standing Up for Racial Justice) and the ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) provided written assessments, and community members from across the City of Cleveland have volunteered their feedback during break-out discussions and public comment periods at Commission meetings.

February 28, 2017

This is the CPC’s first Annual Report. In it, we summarize completed projects and highlight in-process tasks through November 2016. We also offer a brief glimpse of what is ahead for the CPC in its second year of work and beyond. During our inaugural year, we have worked both to model transparency by holding public meetings across the City and to advance police reform in Cleveland by researching best practices in policing.


Commissioners have dedicated an extraordinary amount of energy and time to produce community-inflected, well-researched, and high-quality recommendations. A number of the CPC’s recommendations have been incorporated while others lamentably have not. As the CPC moves into Year Two, Commissioners feel it is important to acknowledge its successes and recognize that there is still much work to be done with regard to advancing police reform.

May 10, 2016

The Cleveland Community Police Commission (CCPC) was established by the Settlement Agreement (Consent Decree) between the Department of Justice and the City of Cleveland. The CCPC exists “to leverage the experience and expertise of the people of Cleveland and to ensure that the CDP [Cleveland Division of Police] recognizes and operates in a manner consistent with cooperative community understanding and engagement.” Promoting public trust, confidence, and understanding across the City are critical to this endeavor.


This Mission Statement Best Practices Report is the second and final written CCPC response about mission statements. It is issued on behalf of the community to provide insights to Cleveland Division of Police and other Consent Decree Stakeholders in compliance with the Consent Decree.

 

To read the Motion Recommending Approval of New Cleveland Division of Police Mission Statement - click here.

May 10, 2016

May 2016 CPC Use of Force: Investigations and Review Summary & Initial Recommendations.

May 03, 2016

Guided by the Settlement Agreement, The Cleveland Community Police Commission is charged to review the Bias-Free Policing Policy created by the Cleveland Division of Police with activists, community members, and all other interested stakeholders.

 

After a feedback and comment period, the Cleveland Community Police Commission will submit the recommendations back to our partners - including, the Department of Justice, The Cleveland Police Monitoring Team, the Cleveland Division of Police and the City of Cleveland.

 

The Cleveland Community Police Commission submitted their last recommendations report on May 3, 2016. You can read the document, here.

 

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The CPC held public comment/feedback period on Tuesday, September 19 @ 6p at the Third District Police Station (4501 Chester Avenue) AND Thursday, September 21 @ 6p at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel (1355 W. 70th Street).

March 31, 2016

March 2016 CPC Use of Force Policy Recommendations for the Cleveland Division of Police.

March 17, 2016

As per the Monitor Plan (approved February 1, 2016): OPS will develop a revised operations manual. (Paragraph 200). This will include revisions of the OPS complaint form and the translation of the form into both English and
Spanish. (Paragraph 208.)  The Cleveland Community Police Commission (CCPC) will review the First Draft of the
CPRB/OPS Operations Manual to determine whether it adequately reflects community
interests, values, experiences, and concerns.

March 11, 2016

In order to promote and strengthen partnerships within the community, it is imperative that the Cleveland Division of Police (CDP) listen to the voices of the people, and that their interests, values, experiences and concerns both guide and are reflected in the development and implementation of comprehensive community problem-oriented policing in the City of Cleveland.


According to the Consent Decree, Paragraph 28 states that the CDP will ensure that its new mission statement reflects a commitment to community-oriented policing and will integrate community and problem-oriented policing principles into its management, policies and procedures, recruitment, training, personnel evaluations, resource deployment, tactics, and accountability systems.

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