The Cuyahoga County Electoral Committee announced on June 25 that proponents of an initiative to revise Cleveland’s Charter on Police Oversight and Disciplinary Authority missed hundreds of signatures below the required number. Citizens for a Safer Cleveland has an additional 15 days to collect enough valid signatures to make up the difference and qualify the action for this year’s vote.
Citizens for a Safer Cleveland filed about 13,000 signatures in the Cuyahoga County Electoral Committee on June 16. The campaign required 6,270 valid signatures to qualify its action for the vote. The board found that 5,886 of the signatures submitted were valid.
The initiative would give a civilian police control committee and a community police commission specific roles and powers related to police oversight, investigation and discipline.
Click here to learn more about this initiative in Cleveland.