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Smith: It’s more than police shootings

Smith: It’s more than police shootings

Kevin Smith, Columnist

October 7, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Top Stories

The Cleveland Division of Police (CDP) force has been under a microscope recently. They have worked and tried to establish a relationship with the community in spite of controversial events, but their efforts might come undone. While the Black Shield, the union that represents the city’s African-A...

Graduate student attacked by CWRU security officer

Makela Hayford and Mike McKenna

September 11, 2015


Filed under Headlines, News

On the night of Wednesday, Sept. 2, a Case Western Reserve University security officer attacked a 32-year-old CWRU graduate student on Bellflower Road near Ford Drive. The perpetrator was later identified as Robert Peterson III, a 26-year-old mobile patrolman. Peterson also verbally threatened...

Justice Department announces strict terms for Cleveland Police Department reforms

Nardine Taleb, Staff Reporter

May 30, 2015


Filed under Cleveland Catch Up, News

We boil down what happened in Cleveland this week. Justice Department announces strict terms for Cleveland Police Department reforms On May 25, the Cleveland Police Department (CPD) made an announcement about their efforts to keep police activity more transparent. According to a new settlement...

Students, community members gather to discuss police’s use of excessive force

J.P. O’Hagan, Sports Editor

January 30, 2015


Filed under Headlines, News

For the second time in a decade, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) reviewed the Cleveland Police Department. The review determined that the Cleveland PD has a pattern of using excessive force. On Jan. 22, a group of dedicated social justice advocates gathered on campus to discuss the department’s...

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