Survey to gauge Cleveland residents’ thoughts on police

CLEVELAND (AP) — Residents of Cleveland will have an opportunity to participate in a phone survey gauging their interactions with the northeast Ohio city’s police force as part of the city’s settlement with federal officials. reports ( ) the survey is part of a settlement reached between the city and the U.S. Department of Justice in May following an 18-month investigation into Cleveland officers’ use of excessive force.

The survey will be conducted by Los Angeles-based data collection firm ISA. Calls will be placed between April 29 and May 20. Results will be released publicly June 22.

The survey will include questions on residents’ experiences with police, perceptions of officers and thoughts on public safety.

More surveys will be conducted in two years to examine public perception of the city’s progress.


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