Cleveland shakes up leadership of police department
A new police chief and new director of public safety were sworn in
CLEVELAND — Monday morning, Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson administered the oaths to the city's new leaders. Those changes include Deputy Chief Calvin Williams being named the new chief of police. Williams is a 27-year veteran of the Cleveland Police Department.
Chief Williams says he's excited "to be named chief of this great city." He says he will work towards strengthening the city's trust in the department and work towards making the department's workings transparent.
Current Police Chief Michael McGrath has been sworn-in as the city's new Director of Public Safety. McGrath in an emotional speech said he had mixed emotions as he began the transition to his new role which finds him going from a police officer to a civilian.
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