Timothy Russell

For the first time in state history, there is now a set of minimum standards for police use of deadly force and recruitment. 

State of Ohio

The panel that’s working on police-community relations has come up with drafts of standards on use of force, recruitment and hiring. 


A Cuyahoga County judge has dismissed misdemeanor charges against five white Cleveland police supervisors for failing to control a chase that ended with two unarmed African-Americans being killed in a 137-shot barrage of police gunfire.


Activists and family members of those killed by police are launching a national tour asking Americans to choose a side in the debate over police violence.

Four In Cleveland Sue For Wrongful Arrest In Protest

Jul 13, 2015

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.  


An Ohio appeals court has stopped authorities in the predominantly black suburb of East Cleveland from prosecuting five white Cleveland police supervisors for failing to stop a chase that ended with the shooting deaths of two unarmed African-American suspects in November 2012.


The head of the Cleveland police union says the consent decree the city signed with the U.S. Justice Department is impractical and dangerous.

Brian Bull

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


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. 


Cleveland Police in riot gear made numerous arrests as protesters took to the streets Saturday after a judge found a white police officer not guilty in the deaths of two unarmed black suspects killed in a barrage of police gunfire.


A group of African-American state lawmakers wants changes in criminal justice laws.


Cleveland Community Relations Board chair Blaine Griffin has been reprimanded and has issued an apology for several social media postings that referenced other sites of tension between police and the public and invited comments on whether the city should "be burned down."

wcbe files

The city of Cleveland has denied allegations of discrimination in a federal lawsuit by officers involved in a 2012 shooting that killed two unarmed African-Americans.


Trial is scheduled April 6 for a Cleveland police officer accused of firing the final rounds of a 137-shot barrage that killed two unarmed African-Americans inside a car in November 2012.


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


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.


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.

The Cleveland police officer charged with voluntary manslaughter for his role in a deadly chase and shootout wants a judge to issue a gag order on information about his case.

Cleveland Cops Plead Not Guilty In Fatal 2012 Chase

Jun 13, 2014

Six Cleveland police officers charged in the November 2012 chase that ended with 137 gunshots and the deaths of two unarmed African-Americans pleaded not guilty today.

Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson says he welcomes a Justice Department investigation into alleged excessive use of force by police.