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NOVEMBER 25, 2016


Wondering what progress is being made with the Cleveland Police Commission?  Below are some opportunities to get the real scoop!

. Full Commission Meeting Schedule
Our next Full Commission Meetings are:

  • Wednesday, November 30, 2016 5:30-8:30pm at Estabrook Recreation Center 4125 Fulton Rd. Cleveland, Ohio 44144
  • Wednesday, December 21, 2016 5:30-8:30pm at ​Fatima Family Center 6600 Lexington Ave. Cleveland, Ohio 44103
2. Commission Concerns
On November 2, 2016 the CPC delivered a letter signed unanimously asking Det. Loomis to voluntarily resign the Commission. The letter cites consistent meeting absences as a notable lack of fulfilling Commissioner responsibilities
​ as the reason for the request. 
3. Use of Force Policy
The new Use of Force Policies are now filed with the Court and the Monitoring team is recommending approval. Thank you to all community members and organizations for providing input and feedback in this process. The documents filed with the Court are attached to this email.
For our recommendations and official documents go to the Community Input webpage at


Those who attended Just Jazzin'9 at Brothers Lounge on November 16 enjoyed fine entertainment by Rossi & Romano, great food and a few adult beverages to smooth out the edges.  Thanks to all who bought tickets to Cudell's only fundraiser of the year and to the following Jazz Legends who supported the event: PNC; Third Federal Savings; Cleveland Bricks LLC; David Douglass & Associates Co., LPA; Common Law Title Agency; Berry Funeral Home; Walter Martens & Sons Funeral Home; Lakeside Supply Company; and Twist Social Club.  Generous donations were also received from Alice and Barb Forsyth-Bowley; Sarah Ryzner and the Brindza Family.  


Before spending your precious dollars, think about this.  If each household redirected $100 of planned spending from chain stores to locally owned merchants, the local economic impact would reach about $13 million!

When you buy from an independent local business, 68 cents on the dollar stays in the community, compared to 43 cents when you buy from a national chain.

Further, 87% of a Big Box retailer's first year revenue comes from existing business in the community.

So on this coming Saturday, November 26, shop small during SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY.  Show our local retailers how much we value their investment in our community and keep those dollars circulating in our neighborhood.  It's a great practice all year long!



UPCYCLES BIKE SHOP at 10001 Lorain Avenue (in the Lorain Station Historic District) now is the exclusive distributor of the new, super-reflectorized Proviz jackets.  Help a loved one be especially visible at dusk when riding to and from evening dates and in the morning when drivers forget to put on their headlights.  Give the gift of life to the bike rider in your life (or maybe to yourself) by putting this super reflectorized jacket under the holiday tree.  Call the Bike Shop at 216.334.BIKE to talk with James or one of his staff.  

And speaking of bikes, Detective Foley of the First District shares that many people paying large sums of money for a bike, do not write down the serial number.  So, if the bike is stolen and subsequently recovered, the victim has difficulty proving the bike ownership.  Take a tip from Lt. Foley, write down the serial number, take a picture of the bike, engrave some identifying marks on the bike that can't be scratched off easily, buy a good bike lock and use it all the time - even in the garage.  No sense in paying hundreds for your dream bike and only a few bucks for a bargain lock.  



Noted for his droll sense of humor, neighborhood activism and willingness to help others, Ed will be missed in the community.  For several years, Ed managed Cudell's Neighborhood Services Program.  In that capacity, Ed supervised the work of the Court Community Service workers who cleaned up the neighborhood streets on weekends.  Court Community Service allows certain offenders to fulfill their sentencing in alternative ways for the benefit of our community.  May Ed rest in peace.


How many times have you and/or your neighbors said, "Now why did the police do that?"  Well now is the time to find out the answer to that question and many more by enrolling in the Citizen's Police Academy.  It is free of charge and open to all over 18 years of age. The seven weekly sessions provide the basics of police work and so much more.  If you have never taken the class, please consider enrolling for the upcoming session by calling Police Officer Tim Riley (instructor) at the Bureau of Community Policing - 216.623-3335.  Instead of being frustrated, be informed.  And you will enjoy it too.  Don't delay.  The next session starts November 30th and is hosted by Bellaire Puritas Development Corporation at 14703 Puritas.  Plenty of parking on site.  

* The First District Police Community Relations Committee Meeting will be on Thursday, December 1 at 7 pm at St. Ignatius of Antioch Cafeteria at 10205 Lorain Avenue.  If you wish, bring a plate of cookies to share with others after the meeting.

* If you have been the victim of a crime, go to to discover how you can become a source of support for other victims.

* It's a holiday - shake your booty!  A study by the University of British Colombia finds that regular aerobic exercise can actually increase the size of your hippocampus - the part of  your brain that helps you learn and remember.  So whether it's dancing, jumping on a trampoline or jogging, it's good for your brain.

*Food for thought  "Be a Fountain, Not a Drain"


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