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11:22 am
Tue June 9, 2015

Cleveland Activists Seek Arrest Of Cops Who Killed Tamir Rice

Tamir Rice
Credit Rice Family

A group of civil rights leaders, activists and clergy today is seeking arrest warrants for two Cleveland police officers involved in the 2014 shooting death of a 12-year-old African-American boy who was armed with a pellet gun.

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6:36 am
Fri May 29, 2015

Man Shot By Cleveland Police Files Civil Rights Lawsuit

Alex Littlejohn
Credit Cleveland Police

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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6:39 am
Thu May 28, 2015

Cleveland Police Union Head Blasts Consent Decree

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

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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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2:24 am
Sun May 24, 2015

Cleveland Police Hit The Streets Following Brelo Verdict

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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.

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6:37 am
Thu May 14, 2015

Feds To Join Miami University Student's Discrimination Lawsuit

The U.S. Department of Justice wants to join a visually-challenged Miami University student's federal lawsuit accusing the school of using technology that is a barrier to her education. 

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10:02 am
Fri February 13, 2015

ODYS Says Seculsions Declined Last Year

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After being challenged by the Justice Department, the Ohio Department of Youth Services reduced the solitary confinement of its inmates last year.

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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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7:12 am
Fri December 12, 2014

Cleveland Mayor Responds To Federal Report On Excessive Use Of Force

Frank Jackson at Thursday news conference
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Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson says he is not blaming police officials for problems detailed in a Justice Department report describing a pattern or practice of officers using excessive force and violating citizens' civil rights. 

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7:48 pm
Wed October 1, 2014

City Addressing Cruiser Camera Video Problem

Columbus city officials say 30 police cruisers equipped with  dashboard cameras may not have been recording for nearly a week in August because the police division's storage server reached capacity.

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6:28 am
Thu August 28, 2014

Demonstrations Held In Columbus, Dayton Over Beavercreek Police Shooting

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder
Credit U.S. Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder will soon get a letter demanding an investigation of the shooting of an African-American man by white Beavercreek police officers at a store earlier this month.

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7:13 pm
Tue July 15, 2014

US Justice Department May Join Challenge To Ohio Voting Laws

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder

The U.S. Justice Department may be joining other groups who have gone to court to challenge changes in Ohio’s voting laws.  M.L. Schultze of member station WKSU in Kent reports. 

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6:22 am
Tue June 24, 2014

Ohioans Arrested In National Child Sex Trafficking Crackdown

The FBI says 16 Ohio children victimized through prostitution were rescued as part of a law enforcement operation targeting child sex trafficking.

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7:28 am
Tue September 10, 2013

Election Monitors In Cuayhoga County Today

Federal civil rights observers will monitor polls in Cuayhoga County during today's primary election to make sure bilingual ballots are used under a 2010 agreement with the Justice Department.

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7:17 am
Fri June 28, 2013

Feds Fine Macy's For Discrimination

The Justice Department says it has resolved allegations against Cincinnati-based Macy's that the retailer imposed discriminatory document requirements on immigrant employees to verify that they were eligible to work.

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6:16 am
Fri March 29, 2013

Decree Ends Lawsuit By Female Jail Guards

The Justice Department has approved a consent decree that will end a discrimination lawsuit filed by female guards at the Summit County Jail.

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12:36 pm
Fri December 28, 2012

Jackson Seeks Justice Department Review

Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson is asking the Justice Department to review police division's policies after a car chase ended with 137 shots fired by white officers that killed two African-Americans.

  

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12:27 pm
Thu October 4, 2012

Clark County School District Reaches Deal With Feds

A Clark County school district will adopt an anti-discrimination policy as part of an agreement with the federal government.

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