Justice Department Finds Cleveland Police Guilty of Excessive Use of Force

Excessive force is rampant in our state ran police force. Why do they think they can be cops when they are really cowards with a loaded weapon. And double the cowardice when racisms loaded gun does not hesitate to kill an unarmed civilian. You cops pull us over and we don’t like being infringed upon. If you cant handle the job take pension and run. Theres no room for cowards on our police force

TIME

The U.S. Department of Justice has told the Cleveland police department to conduct an internal shake-up after a federal probe found its officers systematically and routinely used excessive and unreasonable force.

A 21-month-long investigation into the practices of the Cleveland Division of Police concluded Thursday that officers excessively use deadly force, unnecessarily utilize tools like Tasers and chemical sprays, and use unwarranted force against people who are mentally ill.

The report is a damning portrayal of a department that has been criticized by the American Civil Liberties Union and others within Cleveland for years over its conduct.

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The federal government began investigating the department in March 2013 after the officer-related shooting deaths of Timothy Russell and Malissa Williams following a high-speed car chase. On Nov. 29, 2012, more than 100 Cleveland police officers were involved…

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