(Cleveland) – The Cleveland Police policies regarding use of deadly force are sound and comprehensive.

At 1:30 p.m., Chief of Police Michael McGrath will present the final report from the Police Executive Research Forum (PERF) regarding the Cleveland Division of Police Use of Force policies and training as well as the reporting of and investigations of Use of Force incidents.

Overall, WTAM 1100 is being told the PERF study finds the Cleveland Division of Police policies and procedures sound and comprehensive. Chief McGrath implemented 25 of 26 recommendations to enhance existing policies and training.

PERF’s study came at the request of Chief McGrath in March of 2011 and was conducted in two phases. The study is the fourth review and update of use of force policies by Chief McGrath and his command staff since 2006.

These ongoing efforts are designed to improve police officer tactics, training, and investigations, particularly regarding the use of force. Statistics show that since 2006 use of force incidents by Cleveland Police have been declining.

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