CLEVELAND- Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson discussed use of force by the Cleveland Division of Police on Friday.
During his news conference, the mayor outlined changes to police policy since he took office in 2006. He specifically mentioned appointing a special prosecutor to handle use-of-force case backlog, establishing central booking and updating the vehicle pursuit protocol.
“Reform is not new to me. Reform is what we do,” Jackson said. “We want real reform. We don’t want the tools of reform and celebrate success.”
The mayor told reporters from 2006 to 2014, Cleveland police use of deadly force was reduced by 48 percent. He also said there were fewer calls for service and fewer arrests.
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