The Department of Justice and the City of Cleveland are still in discussions to negotiate and agree on a consent decree to make needed changes in Cleveland’s troubled police department.
Any decree will take considerable time to finalize.
In the meantime, both sides are advertising for interested individuals, firms or organizations to serve as the independent monitor that will oversee implementation of the agreement to make sure it becomes reality.
The invitation to submit applications says the monitor will “provide objective, cost-effective, and thorough assessments of whether the terms of the anticipated agreement are being met, and whether implementation of the agreement is resulting in constitutional police by the Cleveland Department of Police and increased community trust of CPD…
The monitor will not replace or assume the role and duties of the City or CDP, including the Chief of Police or any other city official. The Chief of the CDP will always retain full authority to run the Division of Police in Accordance with the laws of Cleveland.”
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