City Files Consent Decree Progress Report

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Road to Reform Update

CLEVELAND – Today Mayor Frank G. Jackson will discuss the six month progress report which was submitted today to Judge Solomon Oliver in compliance with the terms of the Consent Decree.

The areas addressed in the report highlight what the City has accomplished since June 12, 2015 when Judge Oliver signed the Consent Decree. The report covers every aspect the City is required to address.

The report is the first of the semi-annual reports the Consent Decree requires the City to file to Judge Oliver as outlined in Section 387 of the decree which states:

“Within 180 days of the Effective Date, the City will file with the Court, with a copy to the Monitor and the [Department of Justice] DOJ, a status report. This report will delineate the steps taken by CDP [Cleveland Division of Police] during the reporting period to comply with this Agreement; CDP’s Assessment of the Status of its progress; plans to correct any problems; and response to concerns raised in the Monitor’s previous semi-annual report. Following this initial status report the City will file a status report every six months thereafter while this agreement is in effect.”

A link to the status report is provided here.

Today at 1:30 p.m. media are invited to attend a briefing on the contents of the report.

WHO: Mayor Frank G. Jackson

WHEN: Wednesday, December 9, 2015 @ 1:30 p.m.

WHERE: City Hall in the Mayor’s Red Room
            601 Lakeside Avenue
            Cleveland, Ohio 44114

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