- Associated Press - Wednesday, December 16, 2015

CLEVELAND (AP) - Officials say all youths arrested by Cleveland police will eventually be booked at the county juvenile justice center instead of the city’s downtown jail.

The officials said at a news conference on Wednesday that it will reduce the amount of time officers spend driving juveniles around the city and will keep youths from coming in contact with adult offenders at the city jail.

The longstanding policy in Cleveland has been for officers to take youths to police districts, driving them downtown for booking and then to the Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH’-guh) County Juvenile Justice Center. They’ll now go from police districts directly to the juvenile center.

The change will affect about 1,100 Cleveland juveniles arrested each year. The policy will be phased in over the next few months.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.


Click to Read More

Click to Hide