Cleveland mayor releases statement on officer under investigation for racist social media posts

Ismail Quran (middle)
Ismail Quran (middle)(Source: City of Cleveland)
Published: Jun. 22, 2022 at 8:56 AM EDT|Updated: Jun. 22, 2022 at 10:24 AM EDT
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CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - Cleveland Mayor Justin Bibb released a statement Wednesday regarding a Cleveland police officer under for investigation for “inappropriate social media posts.”

19 News has learned that Officer Ismail Quran is accused of making anti-Semitic remarks on Twitter.

“It was recently brought to my attention that prior to being hired, a Cleveland Police officer posted inappropriate and hateful content on social media,” said Cleveland Mayor Justin M. Bibb. “My administration is focused on raising standards for recruitment and training to attract a new generation of police officers and eliminate bias and racism in the ranks.”

Quran, who joined the department in July 2018, has now been assigned to administrative duties while the investigation continues by the Cleveland Division of Police Internal Affairs Unit and the City of Cleveland’s Ethic’s Officer.

Quran was named 2019 Officer of the Year by the Cleveland Division of Police.

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