The City of Cleveland plans to release new policies governing investigations of police misconduct. These proposed changes to the internal and external investigations procedures come as a result of the Department of Justice settlement, after the DOJ found “structural and systematic deficiencies and practices” by Cleveland police.
The ACLU of Ohio has created a comprehensive list of proposed recommendations for police oversight, which will help ensure a much higher standard of policing for the city of Cleveland. Our recommendations include four major areas of concern.
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The FBI could soon be getting access to Ohio’s law enforcement records, including the state’s facial recognition database.
A recent report by the Government Accounting Office raised serious concerns about how the FBI manages its use of technology. They pointed to failures to determine error rates and test data accuracy, non-existent privacy policies, and an overall lack of transparency and notice to the public about how their data was being used.
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Stop the death penalty in Ohio. Contact Governor Kasich and urge him to halt all executions.
Learn about our priorities for the year by reading our ACLU of Ohio Foundation 2016 Work Plan.
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Check out our legislative priorities for the Ohio General Assembly this session.
We look forward to working with legislators on both sides of the aisle to:
See the current Ohio General Assembly Committee Hearing Schedule for legislation with a civil liberties component.