Cleveland police have a backlog of complaints against officials

CLEVELAND – Cleveland police are still dealing with a backlog of hundreds of unresolved citizen complaints against officers of the department is preparing to begin training on a new policy on how officers use force. ( reports of the Office of Professional Standards has a backlog of 439 cases from 2014.

The independent supervisor supervision of an agreement regarding the reform of the police in the case have been discussed with the members of the city council last week.

Monitor Matthew Barge, according to researchers in the standards office have operated without a manual or codified procedures for the year. He says that a draft of such guidance is pending.

The discussion came after a court recently approved the department’s new policy on when officers can use force. Barge said that the police plan to the policies in action within six months.



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