Cleveland.com 06-11-17

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Child Advocates Hope Creation of Cleveland Police Youth Policy Doesn’t Stall

As the debate over accountability in the 2014 fatal police shooting of Tamir Rice roils on, child advocates hold hope that the most lasting change to come after the 12-year-old’s death is that Cleveland ends up with one of the country’s most progressive policies for how police interact with children.

Cleveland police chief Calvin Williams has said he supports the creation of a youth policy for the department and training to help officers understand more about juvenile development.

But the department has yet to adopt such a policy and the adolescent and child trauma training has been offered only sporadically. Recent police academy graduates haven’t benefited from it before patrolling.

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