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On Friday, Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson spoke with Jeff Johnson, guest host of “NewsOne Now” about his State of the City address and his vision for the future of policing in the wake of the Tamir Rice shooting.
Johnson began the interview by asking Mayor Jackson, “How does a mayor bring about a police department that really is about service and not about control?”
“You have to make decisions and set policies that are not political,” Jackson said. “You have to make the hard decisions and those hard decisions don’t go over well even with people who say they want change.”
Johnson pressed the mayor to divulge what one of his hard decisions looked like, to which Mayor Jackson said,
“Accountability is one. As a matter of course there is disparity in the criminal justice system, it is what it is, but when you…
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