The Cleveland Consent Decree: Tracking Progress

"I believe Cleveland will be a model of policing in the years to come." Matthew Barge
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Matthew Barge

Partner and Co-Executive Director, Police Assessment Resource Center (PARC)

On October 1, 2015, Matthew Barge of the Police Assessment Resource Center was selected as Cleveland Police Monitor to oversee the implementation of a consent decree between the City of Cleveland and United States which requires the Cleveland Division of Police to enact a number of specific reforms.

While the consent decree will likely take five years to implement, work has already begun this year to craft a new use-of-force policy, train officers to better handle mental health crises, and to build bridges with the community, including addressing and investigating citizen complaints.


Join us for a conversation with Mr. Barge on what progress as been made and what reforms still need to be enacted in regards to the Cleveland consent decree.

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