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WATCH: Cleveland Mayor Bibb, city leaders discuss midyear police report

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Posted at 10:48 AM, Aug 16, 2022
and last updated 2022-08-16 13:05:33-04

CLEVELAND — At noon on Tuesday, Cleveland Mayor Justin Bibb and other city leaders hosted a discussion and Q&A on the newly-released Cleveland Police Midyear Report.

Watch the discussion and Q&A session in the video player below:

Cleveland Mayor Bibb, city leaders discuss midyear police report

Calls for service and arrests are on track to be lower than last year's numbers, and just under 50% fewer guns were confiscated, according to CPD’s recently released midyear report.

“This reflects the hard work of the men and women of the division of police,” said Cleveland Director of Public Safety Karrie Howard earlier this week. “There are some numbers that are lower, but it's lower because we have lower staffing. The officers that we have here are extremely effective.”

Howard and Police Chief Wayne Drummond said they didn't achieve these numbers alone and pointed to its partnerships with the FBI, Ohio Highway State Patrol, and Cuyahoga County Sheriff’s Department.

RELATED: Cleveland Police mid-year report shows a drop in crime halfway through 2022

Watch our story from Monday on the release of the midyear report below:

Cleveland Police mid-year report shows a drop in crime halfway through 2022

Click here to view CPD's midyear report.

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