Cleveland Police Monitoring Team


Following an investigation in 2014, the U.S. Department of Justice found that there was reasonable cause to believe that there was a pattern and practice of excessive force in Cleveland that violated the U.S. Constitution and federal law. The City of Cleveland and DOJ entered into an agreement that requires the Cleveland Division of Police to make a number of fundamental changes to its policies, practices, procedures, training, use of data, and more.

Ideas in Focus' role will be to conduct focus groups with residents of the community to assist the Court appointed Monitor in Cleveland in assessing the perceptions of the Cleveland community and in particular around the emphasis areas of the United States Department of Justice Settlement Agreement (use of force and bias free policing).

We are excited to take on this responsibility for our hometown. For more information, please visit:

Jeff Hyde
Jeff Hyde
Managing Director