- Associated Press - Tuesday, December 9, 2014

CLEVELAND (AP) - The Cleveland City Council has announced a series of public hearings on last week’s Department of Justice report regarding unnecessary use of force by police.

Council members on Monday announced they would conduct a “listening tour” to get public input in city neighborhoods. The sessions will follow a public hearing at city hall on Wednesday morning.

Last Thursday, the U.S. Justice Department released findings from a nearly two-year investigation of Cleveland police, which found its officers use excessive and unnecessary force far too often.

The fatal shooting by an officer of a 12-year-old boy holding a pellet gun last month sparked has protests in the city. The boy’s mother is calling for the officer to be prosecuted. A grand jury will decide if charges should be filed.


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