Cleveland Reaches Settlement with U.S. Justice Department

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Cleveland Reaches Settlement with U.S. Justice Department

Cleveland has reached a settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice over reoccurring patterns of brutality and civil rights violations by its policemen.

According to the Associated Press, the settlement could be announced as soon as Tuesday.

This news comes right after a Cleveland police officer was acquitted Saturday of voluntary manslaughter in the deaths of two unarmed people during a 137-shot barrage.

An 18-month investigation by the Department of Justice revealed poor practices by policemen, causing the police department to reform the police force.

The worst examples of excessive force involved patrol officers who endangered lives by shooting at suspects and cars, hit people over the head with guns and used stun guns on handcuffed suspects, via Mashable.

Source: Mashable