Cleveland updates Consent Decree with new Monitoring Team

Published: Mar. 7, 2023 at 9:55 AM EST|Updated: Mar. 7, 2023 at 2:20 PM EST
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CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) -The city of Cleveland will hold a Zoom question and answer session with the media on Tuesday, ahead of this community forums on the progress of the Consent Decree between the city and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ).

The Consent Decree is an article put in place by the DOJ after it cited the Cleveland Police with having issues of excessive use of force.

The decree has a number of requirements that still need to be met according to the DOJ, even though Mayor Justin Bibb asked that the city be allowed to let it expire.

The Monitor of the decree is an individual or individuals that work as a neutral party to make sure the policies being implemented by the police are both in compliance with the decree and can be considered constitutional policing.

When the city took applications seven firms applied to be the new Monitoring Team, and four were interviewed.

Recently, the Monitor that had been in place resigned and the city has shortlisted two firms for the job in Hogan Lovells and J.S. Held.

Both firms will make their pitches in three community forums this week starting tonight.

Tuesday, March 7, 2023 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. East Professional Center 1349 E 79th St, Cleveland, OH 44103

Wednesday, March 8, 2023 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Max S. Hayes High School 2211 W 65th St, Cleveland, OH 44102

Thursday, March 9, 2023 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Virtual Register