Cleveland Police Chief, Calvin Williams allows “60 Minutes” inside his police force. Cleveland garnered national attention last November when officers shot and killed 12-year-old Tamir Rice after mistaken a pellet gun for the real thing.
The U.S. Justice Department was already investigating the Cleveland Police for use of excessive force.
In his first national interview since that tragedy, Cleveland Police Chief Calvin Williams disagrees with parts of the Justice Department’s report and defends his troubled force, saying the majority are good.
“Of course there are [bad guys among Cleveland Police] and it’s my job to make sure we weed out the bad people from this division and that we nurture and grow and support the good officers that are out there,” says Williams.
CBS News Correspondent, Bill Whitaker reports from Cleveland, where he accompanies the city’s law enforcement officers on routine patrol and as they engage in community outreach for a story on the hot-button issue of policing in America.
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