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Cleveland Police Officer fired after an internal investigation

The city released the information on Wednesday evening.
Credit: WKYC
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CLEVELAND — A Cleveland Police Officer was terminated by the city following the results of an internal investigation. 

Director of Public Safety for the City of Cleveland, Karrie Howard, released the news on Wednesday evening in the city's daily update. 

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According to the letter from the city, Patrol Officer Howard Hart, 31, was terminated on Tuesday, January 19, as a result of an investigation by the Cleveland Division of Police's Internal Affairs Unit. 

The city, along with Director Howard, found that Hart committed  "violations including inaccurate reporting of a use of force incident, along with violations of policies and procedures related to training, attendance, and AWOL."

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Patrol Officer Hart was hired in 2015 and was most recently on the Third District's Basic Patrol. 

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