Shalenah “Shelly” Williams, community engagement coordinator and project manager with the Community Police Commission, shares information about the Conversations on Police Violence series at the Community Police Commission meeting on Wednesday, March 22, 2023.

Conversations on police violence connect Black Clevelanders to free therapy

Black Clevelanders are meeting to discuss the effects of police violence on their mental and physical health. These discussions will inform the Community Police Commission as it shapes Cleveland police policy and training. 

Cuyahoga County has multiple diversion programs that can allow people charged with felonies to avoid a criminal record. It’s not clear how many people participate or how well the programs work.

What are the ‘exit ramps’ from incarceration in Cuyahoga County?

How often to people charged with crimes in Cuyahoga County have access to diversion programs, which can keep them from having a felony record or being incarcerated?

Leigh Anderson, executive director of Cleveland’s Police Accountability Team, says the public is fatigued with the police department oversight process.

Have Clevelanders lost interest in police reforms?

Are residents tired of the consent decree meant to help reform Cleveland’s police department?

Commander Brandon Kutz, special assistant to the chief’s special projects and innovations, answers questions about ShotSpotter Wednesday at the Fifth District police community meeting.

ShotSpotter to be live in the Fifth District in April

Gunshot-detection technology is expected to be up and running on Cleveland’s northeast side by early April, the first part of a citywide expansion. 

Fourth District Commander Maurice “Mo” Brown talks with a resident after his monthly community meeting at Covenant Community Church on Feb. 22, 2023.

Fourth District commander brings 30 years of experience to new Cleveland Police leadership role

Brown grew up watching his godfather go to work as a Cleveland police officer in the Fifth District. He would spend a lot of time with his godfather – his brother’s best friend – and often asked about his day at work, he said. 


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