On November 2nd, Cleveland voters will vote on Issue 24—a charter amendment that would bring significant changes to police accountability in the city. This very issue drew some of the starkest distinctions between candidates Justin Bibb and Kevin Kelley during the recent Cleveland Mayoral debate we hosted in partnership with Ideastream Public Media.
But what is Issue 24 actually about?
Those in favor believe there must be civilian oversight of police conduct investigations—a change to regain the trust of the public and improve transparency of the department.
Those against cite concerns about placing power into the hands of unelected civilians—which could steer officers away from the sector and undermine safety.
Join the City Club in-person on Friday, October 22nd to hear from both sides as we welcome key representatives to discuss what Issue 24 could mean for our city and our communities.
The livestream will be available beginning at 12:30 p.m. Have questions? Tweet them at @TheCityClub or send a text to 330.541.5794.
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