AP NEWS

Cleveland wants your feedback on proposal for police department’s search-and-seizure policies

October 4, 2018

Cleveland wants your feedback on proposal for police department’s search-and-seizure policies

CLEVELAND, Ohio – The city of Cleveland on Thursday released updated versions of the police department’s proposed search and seizure policies, and is now seeking feedback at community meetings and through an online survey.

The draft versions of the policies are the latest in a series of reforms to the police department. The city of Cleveland reached a settlement, known as a consent decree, with the U.S. Justice Department in 2015 after an investigation found the city’s police officers too often used excessive force.

The five revised policies - on search and seizure, investigative stops, probable cause arrests, Miranda warnings and waivers, and detainee searches - are updated versions of policies the police department previously had in place.

Each of the draft policies can be found on the city’s website.

Cleveland.com wrote about earlier drafts of the policies after they were released last week at a Cleveland Community Police Commission meeting. The updated versions include few changes.

The city’s proposals will not be finalized until officials gather feedback through public meetings and an online survey, which will be available until at least Oct. 31.

The policies will also need to be approved by a federal judge.

To comment on this story, visit Thursday’s crime and courts comments page.

AP RADIO
Update hourly