Criminal Justice

Wednesday, March 27, 2024
6:00 p.m. — 8:30 p.m. EDT

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4125 Fulton Rd Cleveland, OH 44144 (Directions)

Estabrook Recreation Center, (or watch on YouTube)

The Cleveland Community Police Commission (CPC) was established in 2015 as part of the terms of the Consent Decree between the City of Cleveland and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ). Following an investigation, the DOJ determined there was a pattern of excessive force used by the Cleveland Division of Police (CDP). The Consent Decree outlined the work that needed to be done so CDP policies, practices and procedures comply with Constitutional law.

Cleveland voters approved amendments to the city’s charter in 2021 that gave the CPC final say over police discipline. Learn more about the CPC with this explainer from Anastazia Vanisko: https://signalcleveland.org/clevelands-community-police-commission-put-discipline-decisions-in-residents-hands/

Commission members

  • John Adams, co-chair
  • Sharena Zayed, co-chair
  • Shandra Benito
  • James Chura
  • Audrianna Rodriguez
  • Teri Wang
  • Charles Donaldson
  • Kyle Earley
  • Alana Garrett-Ferguson
  • Cait Kennedy
  • Gregory Reaves
  • Jan Ridgeway
  • Piet van Lier

Watching remotely?

Watch the livestream on the CPC’s YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/@ClevelandCPC/streams

Attending in person?

Reminder: we add two hours of pay ($36) to the assignment.

Find past Documenters coverage of CPC meetings here: https://cleveland.documenters.org/reporting/?agency=246

Public meetings will begin with a public comment period.

NOTE: This meeting can run 2.5 hours.

More background on the CPC

The CPC was mandated under the Consent Decree to provide community input on needed policing reforms from the many diverse communities in Cleveland:

  • Faith-based organizations
  • Civil rights advocates
  • Business/philanthropic community
  • Communities of color
  • Advocacy organizations
  • Academia
  • Youth and student organizations
  • Homeless
  • Those with mental illness

CPC Commissioners consist of individuals that represent the diversity of Cleveland and a representative from each of the following police associations: The Black Shield, Fraternal Order of Police (FOP), and The Cleveland Police Patrolmen’s Association (CPPA).

The CPC works to empower the community’s voice in the reform process. It works with the community to develop reports and recommendations on ways police policies can better reflect community values. Better policies will help ensure policing in Cleveland is safe, effective, and that people’s civil rights are upheld.

Check the source website for additional information

Reporting

By Monica Doyle 3/27/2024

Agency Information

Cleveland Community Police Commission (CPC)

See meeting notes for details

clecpc.org

(216) 505-5920

info@clecpc.org

Facebook page

See Documenters reporting

Watch the livestream on the CPC’s YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/@ClevelandCPC/streams

The Cleveland Community Police Commission (CPC) was established in 2015 as part of the terms of the Consent Decree between the City of Cleveland and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ). Following an investigation, the DOJ determined there was a pattern of excessive force used by the Cleveland Division of Police (CDP). The Consent Decree outlined the work that needed to be done so CDP policies, practices and procedures comply with Constitutional law.

Cleveland voters approved amendments to the city’s charter in 2021 that gave the CPC final say over police discipline.

The CPC was mandated under the Consent Decree to provide community input on needed policing reforms from the many diverse communities in Cleveland:

Faith-based organizations

Civil rights advocates

Business/philanthropic community

Communities of color

Advocacy organizations

Academia

Youth and student organizations

Homeless

Those with mental illness

CPC Commissioners consist of individuals that represent the diversity of Cleveland and a representative from each of the following police associations: The Black Shield, Fraternal Order of Police (FOP), and The Cleveland Police Patrolmen’s Association (CPPA).

The CPC works to empower the community’s voice in the reform process. It works with the community to develop reports and recommendations on ways police policies can better reflect community values. Better policies will help ensure policing in Cleveland is safe, effective, and that people’s civil rights are upheld.

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