As part of its consent decree process, the Cleveland Division of Police is revising its search and seizure policies, which govern when and how officers can stop, arrest, and detain community members. Although its 2018 revised drafts represent an improvement, there are still changes that must be made for the policies to comply with basic best practices.

We continue to engage with the City and Monitoring Team to ensure these policies will protect all Clevelanders, regardless of their race, age, gender, or LGBTQ status.

Read our November 15, 2018 letter.

Read our February 21, 2019 letter.

Read our February 28, 2019 letter, sent with Trans Ohio and Equality Ohio.