- Associated Press - Friday, September 25, 2015

CLEVELAND (AP) - A judge has agreed to give Cleveland officials and the U.S. Justice Department an additional week to select the monitor to oversee the city’s troubled police department.

The city and the government say they’re confident they can announce a joint recommendation with the extra time.

The Northeast Ohio Media Group (https://bit.ly/1LDfYt1) reports federal judge Solomon Oliver granted the motion Friday, giving both sides until Oct. 1. The previous deadline was Thursday.

The monitor will oversee implementation of a plan to curb what the Justice Department has concluded was too-frequent use of excessive force by the police department. Twenty-three firms and people applied to be the monitor.

Officials announced Wednesday that Cleveland officers will receive enhanced training on how to deal with people during mental health crises.



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Information from: Northeast Ohio Media Group, https://www.cleveland.com

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