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Legal Aid Executive Director to Moderate Upcoming Cleveland Consent Decree Conversation

Posted February 25, 2021
2:00 am

On Wednesday, Wednesday, March 10th, from 6:00 to 7:30 PM., the City of Cleveland will present the third of a ten-part virtual conversation about the Cleveland Consent Decree and its impact on police reform.

Legal Aid's Executive Director, Colleen Cotter, Esq., will lead the conversation, which will focus on the themes of "Accountability, Transparency and Oversight."

The free virtual event is hosted in partnering with United Way of Greater Cleveland and the Cleveland Branch of the NAACP.

Panelists will discuss the policies that have been put in place to ensure accountability; what the Cleveland Division of Police has done to improve oversight; and what still needs to be done to increase transparency and build trust with the community.

Panelists will include:

  • Ayesha Hardaway, Deputy Monitor, Cleveland Police Monitoring Team
  • Shakyra Diaz, Managing Director of Partnerships/Ohio State Director, Alliance for Safety and Justice
  •  Karrie Howard, Director, Department of Public Safety, City of Cleveland
  • Richard Jackson, Co-Chair, Cleveland Community Police Commission and Retired Sergeant, Cleveland Division of Police

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