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Cleveland City Council Public Safety Committee held a special meeting on Wednesday, December 10, to review the Department of Justice report about police practices.

During the meeting U. S. Attorney Steven Dettelbach spoke of what the findings mean for the city and its officers.

Although there was a packed crowd, neither Police Chief Calvin Williams or Safety Director Micheal McGrath were in attendance.

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“We can’t sweep these types of issues under the rug… We have to address them head on,” says Dettelbach.

As a result of the DOJ’s findings, the city and the department will enter into a Statement of Principles.  Dettelbach says that Mayor Jackson and Chief Williams will continue to oversee the police department but the DOJ will act as an outside monitor.

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