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Cleveland consent decree being watched in Baltimore

Cleveland consent decree being watched in Baltimore

WASHINGTON— Following a lengthy investigation that mirrors one taking shape in Baltimore, the U.S. Department of Justice and Cleveland officials unveiled dozens of reforms Tuesday as part of a consent decree to curb the amount of force used when police arrest suspects.

Federal monitors will begin closely watching the activities of Cleveland's police under the settlement, which mandates that police amend their use-of-force policy to ensure it is "proper and lawful," establish a city-wide community police commission, and guarantee that misconduct is "fully, fairly and promptly investigated."

A similar federal "pattern or practice" investigation is...