The Department of Justice Enters Into Binding Consent Decree with the Cleveland Police Department

By Shaun King

After the Justice Department issued one of the most scathing reports ever written on a police department, the Cleveland Police just entered into a binding consent decree with the Department of Justice.

Calling it a "historic agreement that will transform the way the City of Cleveland will be policed for years and years to come" the Justice Department, which found that the Cleveland Police Department had outrageous patterns and practices of violence and discrimination, new layers of oversight and innovation are being instituted to overhaul the department.

A 105 page decree, that is soon to be approved by a federal judge, has detailed provisions and policy changes. See more about it here.