Nearly 150 Cleveland Police cruisers need computers - Cleveland 19 News Cleveland, OH

Nearly 150 Cleveland Police cruisers need computers

A third of CPD cruisers need computers.  (Source: WOIO) A third of CPD cruisers need computers. (Source: WOIO)
19 Action News has learned about a third of Cleveland Police patrol cars do not have computers.

We investigated since the Dept. of Justice raised the issue in a recent review of the department.

Cleveland city hall says 238 patrol cars have computers, but 144 do not. And it may take two years to outfit all cars with computers.

The computers allow officers to gather important information at their fingertips. They can check out people and vehicles, warrants, and even find out where other officers are at any moment.

The Feds call the computers essential for officer safety.

We're still working to find out why it will take two years to get computers for the cars that don't have them.

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