CLEVELAND — The City of Cleveland held a press conference on Thursday afternoon to provide updates on the Consent Decree.
The meeting was held virtually and streamed live on the city's Facebook Page.
The Consent Decree is a shared agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice that requires the Cleveland Division of Police to commit to ongoing engagement with the community and to make a number of fundamental changes to its policies, practices and procedures.
The consent decree was mandated in 2015 following a 21-month long investigation by the DOJ. During that inquiry, federal officials concluded there was reasonable cause to believe that city police engaged "in a pattern or practice of using excessive force in violation of the 4th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution."
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