CLEVELAND - The Cleveland Police Patrolmen's Association has announced its intention to endorse Councilman Zack Reed for mayor.
This is the second consecutive election that the CPPA has given its endorsement to the opponent of incumbent Frank Jackson. The union backed Ken Lanci in 2013.
CPPA President Steve Loomis sent the following announcement to WKYC Channel 3 on Wednesday afternoon:
Today, the Board of Directors of the CPPA voted to endorse Zack Reed for Mayor of the City of Cleveland. Councilman Reed has been consistent in his concern for rising violent crime rates and the need to improve police staffing levels in Cleveland, while the current administration has neither acknowledged nor addressed these issues.For instance the Division of Police is currently 163 active police officers and 28 dispatchers below BUDGETED staffing levels with no relief in sight. This type of leadership exposes officers and law-abiding citizens to unnecessary risk and has a dramatic impact on everyone's quality of life.Warmest Regards,Steve Loomis, PresidentCleveland Police Patrolmen's Association
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