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10:12 pm
Mon July 13, 2015

Four In Cleveland Sue For Wrongful Arrest In Protest

Officer Michael Brelo was acquitted in the deaths of Timothy Russell and Malissa Williams
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Four people arrested during a protest following the acquittal of a Cleveland police officer have sued the city and police department in federal court, claiming they were trapped in an alley and weren't given a chance to leave.  

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6:36 am
Fri May 29, 2015

Man Shot By Cleveland Police Files Civil Rights Lawsuit

Alex Littlejohn
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A man shot and paralyzed by Cleveland police following a robbery last year has filed a civil rights lawsuit against the city.

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9:34 am
Wed May 27, 2015

Hopes And Expectations Surround Police Reform Agreement

Mayor Frank Jackson (center) flanked by U.S. Attorney for Northeast Ohio Steve Dettelbach (left) and Vanita Gupta of the DOJ’s Civil Rights Division (right).
Brian Bull

Cleveland leaders and federal officials jointly presented a 105-page document yesterday that they say will reform the city's police department. 

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7:16 am
Tue May 26, 2015

Cleveland Reaches Settlement With Feds Over Police Practices

Protesters wait to be charged in weekend clashes with police following the acquittal of Cleveland police officer Michael Brelo
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A senior federal law enforcement official says the city of Cleveland has reached a settlement with the U.S. Justice Department over its report showing police engage in a pattern or practice of using excessive force and violating the civil rights of citizens. 

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6:43 am
Fri February 20, 2015

Prosecutors May Charge Officers Involved In Death Of Woman In Custody

Tanisha Anderson
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Cuyahoga County prosecutors are reviewing the case of two Cleveland police officers involved in the death of a woman in their custody.

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5:00 pm
Thu January 15, 2015

Cleveland Police Union Head Resisting Calls For Body Cameras

Steve Loomis
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In the wake of several high-profile citizen deaths involving Cleveland Police, the city wants to equip its officers with body cameras.

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5:26 pm
Tue December 30, 2014

Cleveland NAACP Doubts City Will Keep Pressure On Police

Michael Nelson
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A top official with the Cleveland branch of the NAACP says he has no confidence the city will make changes within the police department without federal oversight.  

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6:36 am
Tue December 23, 2014

Mother Of Woman Who Died In Police Custody Calls For Better Officer Training

Tanisha Anderson
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Relatives of a woman who died in Cleveland police custody last month say officers need better training on dealing with mentally ill people.

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11:57 am
Fri December 5, 2014

Cleveland Agrees To Federal Monitor, Court Supervision Of Police

Eighteen months ago, Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson vehemently rejected state claims that the city’s police department has “systemic” problems. 

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6:27 am
Tue December 2, 2014

Cleveland Cops Sue City Over Fatal 2012 Officer-Involved Shooting

Timothy Russell (L) and Malissa Williams
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Nine Cleveland police officers involved in the fatal 2012 police shooting that killed two unarmed African-Americans are suing the city, alleging the police department engaged in racial discrimination.

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5:57 pm
Wed July 16, 2014

Cleveland Settles Lawsuit With Families Of Two Killed In Police Chase

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The city of Cleveland has settled a federal lawsuit filed by the estates of two unarmed people killed in a hail of 137 gunshots fired by police after a chase.

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12:18 pm
Tue June 11, 2013

Discipline Announced For Police Officials In November Chase And Shooting

Cleveland police say one supervisor was fired, two were demoted and nine were suspended for their roles in a chase last November in which 12 white officers and one latino officer fired 137 shots, killing two unarmed African-Americans.

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5:03 pm
Tue May 7, 2013

Cleveland Police Defend Actions Searching For Missing Women

The FBI and Cleveland Police are defending themselves against allegations of shoddy work after three women missing for a decade were rescued from a home late Monday.

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7:29 am
Tue April 30, 2013

Cleveland Police Officers Violated Policy In Fatal Shootings

A Cleveland Police report on last year's officer-involved chase and shooting on shows dozens of officers violated department policies.

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7:38 am
Thu February 7, 2013

Union Wants Cleveland Police Chief To Resign

The Cleveland police union wants police chief Michael McGrath to resign in the wake of a critical state report blaming a lack of leadership for a fatal chase.

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12:31 pm
Tue February 5, 2013

State Finishes Probe Of Cleveland Police Shootings

State officials have completed their investigation of a Cleveland police chase that ended with 1 latino and 12 white officers firing 137 rounds, killing two African-Americans -- Timothy Russell and Malissa Williams.

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12:24 pm
Thu October 4, 2012

Wrench Wiedling Man Shot By Police

Cleveland police are investigating an officer-involved shooting that happened late Tuesday night.

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12:27 pm
Tue September 11, 2012

Police Shooting Ruled Justified

Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Bill Mason says Cleveland police officers followed department policy and were justified in fatally shooting a man who killed his estranged wife and two of his daughters at a restaurant last April.

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