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City officials hold hearing about department that investigates citizen complaints against police

Cleveland city hall
Posted at 9:57 AM, May 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-08 09:57:19-04

CLEVELAND — The Council Safety Committee is holding a hearing on the Office of Professional Standards and the Civilian Police Review Board Wednesday morning to see whether the department in charge of investigating citizen complaints against police officers is actually working.

The Safety Committee will provide a brief presentation by Roger Smith, administrator for the Office of Professional Standards and functions of his office.

The news conference is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. Watch in the media player below:

OPS is in charged of investigating citizen complaints made against Cleveland police officers.

For years, News 5 has uncovered efficiency and transparency problems with the department.

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