Cleveland has spent over $7 million on surveillance cameras, but doesn’t share where the cameras are or how they’re used. The city cites citizen safety as a reason for shielding information, but has no policies on use of surveillance technology.
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Cleveland’s police force remains under federal oversight mandated by a 2015 consent decree with the U.S. Department of Justice. Consent decrees force cities to change abusive police tactics. But Cleveland still has work to do.
Legislation working its way through Cleveland City Council could expand the jurisdiction of University Circle Police into Little Italy. Some council members support the expansion, while others questioned how the private police force will interact with residents.