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From the ACLU of Ohio

Read our February 28, 2019 letter, sent with Trans Ohio and Equality Ohio, urging revisions to CDP’s search and seizure policies.

Read our February 21, 2019 letter urging revisions to CDP’s search and seizure policies.

Read our January 2, 2019 report detailing the status of reforms to date.

Read our November 15, 2018 letter to the Monitor and Chief of Police urging revisions to CDP’s search and seizure policies.

Read ACLU of Ohio Senior Policy Director Mike Brickner’s November 24, 2017 opinion article on cleveland.com, “Now Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson needs to deliver on police reform.”

Read our October 20, 2017 letter to Cleveland Mayor and Police Chief regarding CDP’s bias-free policing policy.

Read our September 29, 2017 letter to the Community Police Commission and Monitor regarding CDP’s bias-free policing policy.

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.

Court Filings

*The most substantial filings are starred.

*List of all filings in the case, as of November 28, 2018

*March 5, 2019 – Monitor’s Sixth Semiannual Report on the progress of reform

November 2, 2018 – the Monitor’s Motion to Approve the Equipment and Resource Plan

August 31, 2018 – the City’s sixth status report

*August 15, 2018 – the Monitor’s Fifth Semiannual Report on the progress of reform

August 15, 2018 – the City’s status report on OPS reforms

July 13, 2018 – the Monitor’s Motion to Approve the Community Engagement and Problem-Solving Training Curriculum and Bias-Free Policing Training Curriculum

June 21, 2018 – the Monitor’s Motion Submitting Officer Focus Groups Report

*June 20, 2018 – the Monitor’s updated Third-Year Monitoring Plan, detailing reform deadlines for 2018

February 9, 2018 – the City’s fifth status report

*February 2, 2018 – the Monitor’s Motion to Approve Bias-Free Policing Policy

January 24, 2018 – the Monitor’s Fourth Semiannual Report on the progress of reform

March 30, 2018 – the Monitor’s Third-Year Monitoring Plan, detailing reform deadlines for 2018

*January 10, 2018 – the Monitor’s motion recommending approval of CDP’s Disciplinary Matrix

November 27, 2017 – the City’s report on the officer crisis intervention training

November 22, 2017 – the Court’s order regarding the backlog of complaint investigations at the Office of Professional Standards (OPS)

November 13, 2017 – the City’s report on the officer use of force training

*October 18, 2017 – the Monitor’s request for a hearing regarding the Office of Professional Standards’ (OPS) lack of progress in resolving its complaint backlog

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

August 11, 2017 – the Monitor’s revised Second-Year Monitoring Plan, detailing reform deadlines from August 2017 through January 2018

July 19, 2017 – the City’s fourth status report

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

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

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

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

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

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

*May 3, 2017 – the Monitor’s 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

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

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

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

March 13, 2017 – the Monitor’s Second-Year Monitoring Plan, detailing reform deadlines for 2017

January 10, 2017 – the Monitor’s Second Semiannual Report detailing the status of reforms to date

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

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

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

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

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

November 1, 2016 – the Monitor’s updates to the First-Year Monitoring Plan, detailing reform deadlines for the first year of the consent decree

March 30, 2016 – the Monitor’s First-Year Monitoring Plan, detailing reform deadlines for the first year of the consent decree

June 2, 2016 – the Monitor’s First Semiannual Report, detailing the status of reforms to date

*May 26, 2015 – the consent decree (settlement agreement) itself, signed by the U.S. Department of Justice, City of Cleveland, and Judge Solomon Oliver

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 City of Cleveland

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 recommendations for CDP’s search and seizure policies (November 15, 2018).

Read the Community Police Commission’s Co-Chair’s Report (December 21, 2017).

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).

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