Cleveland Police Department

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South Brooklyn Branch Cleveland Public Library Community Meeting addresses neighborhood safety

South Brooklyn Branch Cleveland Public Library Community Meeting addresses neighborhood safety by Bruce Checefsky (Plain Press, November 2019)        On July 23rd, 19-year-old Brandon Cutnoe was fatally shot by Paul Sender inside the bathroom of the South Brooklyn Branch of the Cleveland Public Library. Mr. Sender was arrested and faces aggravated murder charges, which could … Continue reading

Community gathers to remember the second anniversary of the End of Watch for First District Cleveland Police Officer David Fahey

by Victoria Shea (Plain Press, February 2019)          For Officer Christ Porter, two years later he stills remembers the wave of blue that took over the city of Cleveland on the night his brother, 39-year-old David Fahey, had died in the line of duty. “It was very important to know that the city appreciated him.” … Continue reading

First District Patrol Officer Louis Kitko named October 2018 Police Officer of the Month

(Plain Press, November 2018)        In its October edition, The Partner, the newsletter of the Community Police Foundation announced that First District Patrol Officer Louis Kitko was named October 2018 Community Police Foundation Police Officer of the Month.Officer Kitko, a 20-year veteran officer, always has badges, coloring books, and child identification kits on hand in the First District … Continue reading

St. Rocco Parishioner Frankie Galizio named October 2018 Community Partner of the Month

(Plain Press, November 2018)In its October edition, The Partner, the newsletter of the Community Police Foundation announced that Frankie Galizio of St. Rocco’s Parish is the October 2018 Community Police Foundation Partner of the Month for his unselfish dedication to those in need.    In the last five years, Frankie Galiziohas hosted and helped organize five Cops … Continue reading

Stockyard Bike-A-Thon

The Stockyard Bike-A-Thon took place on Saturday, May 19, 2018 at Clark School, 5550 Clark Avenue. Sponsors and partners of the Bike-A-Thon provided children under the age of ten with new bicycle helmets. Photos by Victoria Shea

Christmas Party for Children, St. Wendelin’s Parish Hall

Community newspapers engage with city officials in roundtable discussion on police pursuit policy

(Plain Press, November 2017)      On October 10th, at Visible Voice Books in the Tremont neighborhood, Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson, Cleveland Police Chief Calvin Williams, Cleveland Traffic Commissioner James P. Muhic and Ward 3 Councilman Kerry McCormack joined representatives of community newspapers in a press conference and roundtable discussion concerning the Cleveland Police Department’s pursuit … Continue reading

Community Roundtable– Cleveland Police Reform

To the editor: (Plain Press, April 2017)                There was much to learn from the community roundtable on Cleveland police reform and consent decree held on March 22nd at the Urban Community School in Ohio City.  But, it might not have been obvious. That is because people tend to focus on content instead form, “substance” … Continue reading

Residents offer suggestions for community policing

by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, April 2017)       A Community Forum was held at Urban Community School on March 22nd, to discuss forming a Community Policing Plan in response to the Consent Decree between the City of Cleveland and the United States Justice Department. Members of the Monitoring Team stressed to residents and stakeholders the importance … Continue reading

Reader recommends Citizen Police Academy as means to bridge gap between police and community

To the Editor, (Plain Press, March 2017) Regarding the photo exhibition put together by Al Wasco and featured in the February issue of the Plain Press– in 1999, I had an idea similar to Mr. Wasco’s so I enrolled in Cleveland’s Citizen Police Academy, hoping to encourage communication between police and minorities, outcasts, the psychiatrically-labeled … Continue reading