Cleveland Announces Historic Second Settlement Over Chronic Police Abuse

Federal prosecutors have announced a settlement with Cleveland in which the city’s police department agreed to take steps to correct a pattern of abusive behavior by officers.
The announcement makes Cleveland the first American city to have cut two such deals to rein in its police force.
Federal prosecutors announced the most recent settlement at a news conference at Cleveland city hall Tuesday afternoon. The deal was reached after investigators documented a pattern of harsh and chronic abuse by police officers in a December 2014 report.



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