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August 29, 2013
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Cleveland police banned from shooting at/from moving vehicles

The change is one of 26 recommended as part of a two-year review into the department's use-of-force policies

By Corey Shaffer
Northeast Ohio Media Group

CLEVELAND, Ohio — A new order essentially bars Cleveland police from shooting at or from a moving vehicle, city officials announced Wednesday in what is the latest reform at a department where the use of force has been widely criticized.

The change, announced at a City Hall news conference, is one of 26 recommended as part of a two-year review into the department's use-of-force policies and practices by Washington, D.C.-based Police Executive Research Forum, or PERF.

At the Wednesday news conference, Chief McGrath said officers would be prohibited from firing from or at a vehicle "unless deadly force is being used against the police officer or another person present by means other than the moving vehicle.

Full Story: New police order would bar Cleveland officers from shooting at or from moving vehicle






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