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April 06, 2015

Greater Cleveland Bench-Bar Memorial, Monday April 6th at noon.


April 08, 2015

Police Reform through a Consent Decree, April 8th at 5:00p.m.

Cleveland's Consent Decree: The Path Forward

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The U.S. Department of Justice & City of Cleveland Police Department

February 18, 2015 News:

"Cleveland attorneys: Federal consent decree on police excessive force should overhaul internal investigations" 

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EricHolder.JPG U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, seated at the head of the table, hosted the first of many discussions with members of the community in December, after federal officials released their 58-page report on police use of excessive force in Cleveland.(Associated Press, Tony Dejak)

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The Norman S. Minor Bar Association has participated in discussions with the Department of Justice and other community leaders to ensure that the communty's voice is heard in terms of the necessary substance of the anticipated consent decree. On behalf of its designated members,  NSMBA has submitted DRAFT recommendations and suggestions to both the DOJ and the City of Cleveland for consideration. 

The Department of Justice Wants Your Input and Suggestions: (202) 307-6479 and/or  or Click here for details:

The City of Cleveland Welcomes Your Input and Suggestions: Email:

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Related links:

Attorney General Holder Delivers Remarks at Press Conference on Investigation into Cleveland Division of Police, December 4, 2014:

Justice Department and City of Cleveland Agree to Reform Division of Police After Finding a Pattern or Practice of Excessive Force, December 4, 2014: