WASHINGTON -- In recent years, Cleveland police officers have punched a boy who was in handcuffs for shoplifting and shot at an unarmed kidnapping victim who was wearing only his underwear, according to disturbing allegations released Thu.
The consent agreement between the US Department of Justice and the Cleveland Police Department is one of the most stringent ever. But a 'jolt from the outside' is needed to reestablish trust with the community, experts say.
Feds Find Shocking, Systemic Brutality, Incompetence In Cleveland Police Department
Line of Duty Death: Police Officer David Fahey, Cleveland Police Department, Ohio End of Watch: Tuesday, January 2017 Age: 39 Tour: 2 years, 6 months Badge # Not available Cause: Vehicular assault Weapon: Automobile Offender: At large
police too quick to use deadly force, Justice Department says