NYC lawyer to lead new Cleveland Community Police Commission

CLEVELAND (AP) — A New York attorney who handles police misconduct cases will be the first director of a new Cleveland commission intended to give community input on policy as reforms are made at the police department.

The Cleveland Community Police Commission was required under a court-monitored reform agreement between the city and the U.S. Department of Justice. ( ) reports the commission is slated to continue work as a voice for the community even after the agreed reforms are completed.

Its executive director will be Nicole Junior, the deputy chief prosecutor at the New York City Civilian Complaint Review Board. She is expected to begin her new role in mid-April.

She’ll be responsible for running the day-to-day business of the commission, whose members are unpaid volunteers.


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