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January 26, 2015

Panel Discussion:  Ferguson, Staten Island and Cleveland: A Legal Discussion About The Use of Lethal Force by Law Enforcement Officers

January 26, 2015 at 5:00p.m. at Cleveland Marshall College of Law.

http://www.nsmba.org/cm/cm_uploads/files/Lethal_Force.pdf 

February 04, 2015

"C.O.P." - Community Orientation Program

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February 4, 2015

6:00p.m.- 8:00p.m.

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The Norman S. Minor Bar Association Honors Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

 

The U.S. Department of Justice Finds a pattern and practice of unreasonable and unnecessary force by Cleveland Police

The Norman S. Minor Bar Association is currently participating 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.  Please provide your written input and suggestions at: nsmbacleveland@gmail.com or send them directly to the DOJ at:  (202) 307-6479 and/or community.clevelandpd@usdoj.gov

Feel free to browse through the posted links below for more detailed information about the investigations, the findings and the process going forward. Please note that the articles are posted as reference only and none of the statements or opinions expressed in the articles are necessarily those of the Bar Association, nor have they been adopted given their posting on this website.

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

http://www.justice.gov/opa/speech/attorney-general-holder-delivers-remarks-press-conference-investigation-cleveland

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

http://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/justice-department-and-city-cleveland-agree-reform-division-police-after-finding-pattern-or

Justice Department wants sweeping changes in Cleveland Police Department: report finds "systemic deficiencies":

http://www.cleveland.com/court-justice/index.ssf/2014/12/justice_department_recommends.html

What is a consent decree? One local source took a shot at summarizing it:

http://www.clevescene.com/scene-and-heard/archives/2014/12/16/what-the-hell-is-a-consent-decree-making-sense-of-whats-to-come-after-the-doj-report

New York Times: "Cleveland Police Cited for Abuse by Department of Justice":

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/12/05/us/justice-dept-inquiry-finds-abuses-by-cleveland-police.html