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From the Court

Read the Court’s June 15, 2017 order regarding the June 13 status conference.

The consent decree itself (May 26, 2015)

From the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ)

Report of findings from the DOJ’s 2013-2014 investigation of the Cleveland Division of Police (December 4, 2014)

From the Monitoring Team

Read the Monitor’s August 30, 2017 memo setting specific milestones for the Office of Professional Standards (OPS) in reducing its complaint backlog.

Read the Monitor’s June 30, 2017 memo assessing the implementation of reforms in 2016.

Read the Monitor’s June 13, 2017 Third Semiannual Report on the progress of reform.

Read the Monitor’s June 5, 2017 memo asking the Court to approve the officer use of force training.

Read the Monitor’s May 22, 2017 motion recommending approval of the all-officer, eight-hour crisis intervention training.

Read the Monitor’s May 3, 2017 status report about the Office of Professional Standards’ Backlog Elimination Plan, a proposal for addressing the backlog of over 800 unresolved civilian complaints of officer misconduct.

Read the Monitor’s May 3, 2017 memo recommending partial approval of the City’s second Equipment and Resource Plan.

Read the Monitor’s April 27, 2017 court notice adjusting several deadlines in the Monitoring Plan.

Read the Monitor’s March 13, 2017 court notice about the body-worn camera policy.

Read the Second-Year Monitoring Plan, detailing reform deadlines for 2017 (March 13, 2017).

Read the Monitor’s January 10, 2017 Second Semiannual Report on the progress of reform.

Read the Monitor’s December 19, 2016 motion recommending disapproval of the Equipment and Resource Plan.

Read the Monitor’s December 19, 2016 motion recommending partial approval of the proposed body camera policy.

Read the Monitor’s November 30, 2016 motion recommending approval of the PRB and CPC budgets and partial approval of the OPS budget.

Read the Monitor’s November 29, 2016 motion recommending approval of the OPS and PRB policy manuals.

Read the Monitor’s November 16, 2016 motion recommending approval of the new use of force policies.

Updates to the First-Year Monitoring Plan (November 1, 2016)

The First-Year Monitoring Plan, a set of guidelines and milestones for the first year of the consent decree (March 30, 2016)

The Monitor’s First Semiannual Report, a 70-page summary of the City and CDP’s progress to date (June 2, 2016)

From the City of Cleveland

Read the City’s fourth status report (July 19, 2017).

Read the City’s May 5, 2017 court notice about the body-worn camera pilot program.

Ordinance 826-16, putting on the ballot an amendment to the city charter that would make changes to the Police Review Board (August 10, 2016)

Cleveland Division of Police policies, also known as GPO’s or General Police Orders (November 24, 2015)

Cleveland’s city charter. Chapter 25 addresses the police department.

From the Community Police Commission (CPC)

Read the Community Police Commission’s First Annual Report (March 7, 2017).

Read the Community Police Commission’s recommendations for CDP’s bias-free policing policy (May 3, 2016).

From the ACLU of Ohio

Read our April 10, 2017 letter to the Community Police Commission regarding CDP’s discipline policy.

Read our December 13, 2016 letter to the Monitor about the proposed body camera policy.

Read our November 30, 2016 letter to the Monitor about funding police oversight.

Read ACLU of Ohio Senior Policy Director Mike Brickner’s November 2nd, 2016 opinion article on cleveland.com, “How to make police oversight work in Cleveland.”

Read our November 1, 2016 press release and letter to the Monitor about investigating and disciplining police misconduct.

Read our October 19, 2016 letter to the Monitor about the proposed use of force reporting policy.

Read our September 29, 2016 press release and October 5, 2016 letter to the Monitor about the proposed use of force policy.

Read our August 8, 2016 press release about the proposed changes to the Police Review Board.

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