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Cleveland City Council supports partnership with Cleveland Division of Police and U.S. Marshal Service to Combat heightened city crime.... Clevelandurbannews.com, Ohio's Black digital news leader

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CLEVELAND, Ohio- Cleveland City Council learned earlier today of Operation 216, a planned partnership announced this afternoon between the Cleveland Division of Police and the U.S. Marshals Office to combat violent crime. The rise in violent crime this summer has unnerved many community members in the largely Black major American city of Cleveland.


Council President Blaine A. Griffin, an east side councilman,  said in a city council press release issued on Tuesday that he has confidence in U.S. Marshalsand  the city's police department and its leadership team under Police Chief Wayne Drummond and Mayor Justin M. Bibb.


, "I have a longstanding relationship with Chief Drummond and U.S. Marshal Elliot. I am confident they will build a comprehensive plan to apprehend the bad actors and that they will effectively get to the root of violent crime in our city. Clevelanders deserve safe neighborhoods. Safety is the top priority that our city can provide."

City Council Safety Committee Chair Mike Polensek, a Ward 8 councilman, and seasoned city lawmaker,  gave the following statement:


, "I thank the Cleveland Division of Police, US Marshal Pete Elliott, his team, and other law enforcement agencies who are involved in this initiative. I have been in contact with his office for months over the growing level of violence in this city. On July 27, I officially requested along with Council President that the US Marshals come to assist the Cleveland Division of Police in its efforts to combat the dramatic increases we have been experiencing in violent crimes and civil disobedience in our neighborhoods across the city. Again, we are thankful for their commitment and engagement to Cleveland. " (Click here to read Chair Polensek's letter to Marshal Elliot.)


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