Forward operating base in Cleveland

This blog post on the 3rd police district in Cleveland sounds like a microcosm of current issues. The district’s “Forward Operating Base” sign was criticized by DOJ as militaristic … and yet it might only have been intended as patriotic. The district’s commander is lauded as very responsive … but some residents say white officers aren’t friendly or invested in the community. There’s a call for community policing … which was in place 10 years ago, before successive mayors cut the police budget substantially.


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