Attorney General Eric Holder coming to Northeast Ohio: Is it connected to DOJ probe of Cleveland police?
CLEVELAND- The Justice Department has announced that Attorney General Eric Holder is coming to Cleveland Thursday.
The visit raises the possibility that the Department of Justice has completed its lengthy investigation of the Cleveland Division of Police.
The investigation started after an incredible police chased ended with officers firing 137 pounds into a car and killing two people back in November of 2012.
No weapon was found on either on them.
The DOJ is investigation whether there is a pattern of using excessive force within the Cleveland Police Department.
It could give Cleveland a clean bill of health, or it could find that there is a pattern and seek to have the department submit the outside oversight- perhaps by a federal judge.
This is a civil rights investigation and Attorney General Holder has been active in civil rights matter during his time in office.