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.
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Issue 24’s supporters, many of whom have lost loved ones to police violence, have spent years advocating for civilian oversight of the Cleveland Division of Police. The amendment’s opponents say it grants too much power to appointed officials to solve issues the Consent Decree is already addressing.