Team to scrutinize Cleveland police actions during protests


A Black Lives Matter rally in Cleveland May 30 resulted in extensive vandalism

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CLEVELAND (AP) — The monitoring team for a court-ordered consent decree will review the actions of Cleveland police during and after recent racial inequality protests.

Monitor Hassan Aden said in a memorandum filed Thursday in federal court the review is based on reports of unnecessary force, lack of preparation and other concerns about the Cleveland police response to protests.

A Black Lives Matter rally in Cleveland May 30 over George Floyd’s death by police in Minneapolis resulted in extensive vandalism after officers fired tear gas and non-lethal munitions outside the county’s justice center.

The consent decree has been in place since 2015. 

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