Judge allows Cleveland to move police training to Columbus

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CLEVELAND – A judge ruled Friday Cleveland can move the training of police cadets from the city to a Columbus academy.

The police union objected to the move, saying relocating the police academy makes it very difficult for “single mothers” and others that are qualified to attend.

“We are disappointed, but we respect the judge’s decision,” said Steve Loomis, the president of the police union.  “We will not be appealing the decision.”

**More from Loomis here**

The ruling means 50 cadets are scheduled to begin training  in Columbus. The training could start as early as Monday.

“This is the right decision and I am pleased that Judge Carolyn Friedland ruled in our favor,” said Mayor Frank Jackson.  “This partnership will result in excellent training for our cadets.”

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