Cleveland Police Join Long List of Systemically Bad PDs
The DOJ gave the Cleveland Police Department a scathing review, but the CPD is just one of many police departments with systemic problems.By Jamal Andress | December 4, 2014
Not even a month after a 12 year old boy was shot and killed by a Cleveland police officer, Attorney General Eric Holder and Justice Department wrap up a more-than-yearlong investigation into the department's practices and use of force.
"The Cleveland Division of Police engages in a pattern and practice of using excessive force and as a result of a system with deficiencies including insufficient accountability, inadequate training and equipment, ineffective policies and inadequate engagement in the community," Holder said during a press conference.
"Sir a systemic? No, There's policies and procedures in place," Cleveland Police Chief Michael McGrath said.