Access key documents and learn more about the current progress of reform.


Fourth Semiannual Report (January 2018)

Third Semiannual Report (June 2017)

Second Semiannual Report (January 2017)

First Semiannual Report (June 2016)


Baseline Detainee Survey (November 2017)

Baseline Assessment Report (June 2016)

Biennial Community Survey (June 2016)


bias-free policing

Memorandum Approving Bias-Free Policing Policy (February 2018)


Body-worn cameras

Memorandum Approving Body-Worn Camera Policy, With Three Exceptions (December 2016)


Crisis Intervention

Order Approving Eight-Hour Crisis Intervention Training Curriculum (January 2018)

Memorandum Approving & Submitting Crisis Intervention Policies (January 2016)

Crisis Intervention Definitions Policy

Crisis Intervention Program Policy

Crisis Intervention Response Policy


Equipment, technology, & Resources

Memorandum Disapproving Proposed Equipment & Resource Plan (December 2016)


Mission Statement

Revised CPD Mission Statement (June 2016)



Order Approving Revised Disciplinary Matrix (January 2018)

Response to Joint Motion to Modify Paragraph 178 of the Settlement Agreement (January 2018)

Amended Memorandum Approving & Submitting Revised Disciplinary Matrix (January 2018)

Memorandum Re-Submitting OPS & PRB Manuals (January 2017)

OPS Manual

PRB Manual

Original Memorandum Approving & Submitting Revised OPS & PRB Manuals (November 2016)


Use of Force

Order Approving Canine Deployment Policies (January 2018)

Memorandum Approving & Submitting Canine Deployment Policies (October 2017)

Memorandum Approving & Submitting Revised Use of Force Policies to Court (November 2016)


Monitoring Plan

Second-Year Monitoring Plan – February 1, 2017 – January 31, 2018 (March 14, 2017)

Memorandum to Court Regarding Second-Year Monitoring Plan (March 14, 2017)

Updated First-Year Monitoring Plan–November 1, 2016 – January 31, 2017 (November 1, 2016)

Final First-Year Monitoring Plan–February 1, 2016 – January 31, 2017 (February 1, 2016)

Proposed First-Year Monitoring Plan–Draft 1 (December 15, 2015)

Basic Documents

Consent Decree

J. Solomon Oliver's Remarks Upon Approving the Consent Decree (June 2015)

Investigation of the Cleveland Division of Police, U.S. Department of Justice (December 2014)

Monthly Statements

The Monitoring Team is committed to transparency with respect to the time and resources necessary to conduct its work.  All members of the Team have expressed a personal commitment to providing a significant investment of pro bono time – donating notable amounts of their time as unbilled time to the City of Cleveland.  The Team's monthly statements, which are reviewed and approved by the Department of Justice, City of Cleveland, and the Court, can be accessed here.


Cleveland Community Police Commission

Cleveland Division of Police

City of Cleveland

Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division

United States District Court, Northern District of Ohio