Mayor Jackson addresses community leaders at block watch forum

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CLEVELAND - Mayor Frank G. Jackson spoke to Cleveland block club and neighborhood association leaders Saturday.

The mayor addressed the "consent decree", the sweeping, 105-page agreement calls for new levels of transparency and oversight within the Cleveland Division of Police. Jackson called for the DOJ investigation shortly after the highly controversial police chase in November of 2012 left two unarmed people dead.

In essence, the agreement calls for more training and accountability for officers, and it involves the community in a much deeper way as to how the city's police division functions. It was approved in June by a federal judge.

***listen to the Mayor's remarks, above***

The mayor stressed the importance of working together as one community,as well as the need for real reform, but acknowledged that that is hard to accomplish often.

Read more about the decree here.


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