My guests, councilmen from wards 7 and 10 in Cleveland came to discuss the recent but very controversial report by The U.S. Department of Justice ( D-O-J) on the excessive of force by the Cleveland Police Department. The report, a 200 page document, concluded that CPD has systemic issues including a lack of proper training for police officers, lack of oversight, officers not following department procedures and that the department has engaged in hundreds of incidents of excessive use of force, to include the deadly use of force. Mayor Frank Jackson agrees, in part, that there are some areas that need to be worked on, but he calls them problems, not a system wide failure.
My two guest Councilmen TJ Dow and Jeff Johnson agree with the D-O-J and Johnson is calling for the firings of the Safety Director, Michael McGrath and Special Assistant to The Mayor, Marty Flask. We discussed the recent protests in Cleveland and why, in their opinions, this city has not exploded