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nnnnn we've announced on tuesday that it is agreed to sweeping reforms for the city's police as part of a settlement with the justice department , the changes come after a twenty one month investigation found the cleveland police engaged in widespread use of excessive force against civilians , julie edwards is covering the story from reuters , you seem to be a a pattern here of police officers in cleveland turning to quickly to using fatal force against civilians so instead they're going to be setting up , uh and an outside independent monitor who will report to a federal judge and training these officers on ways to minimize racial bias and use of excessive force you dream in which requires the approval of a federal judge outlines many ways in which the police will seek to increase transparency and accountability and ensure constitutional policing without racial bias nnnnn that includes increased training and oversight as well as community participation , even appointing a civilian to oversee internal affairs , under the new decree all uses of officer force will be reported and reviewed , today's cleveland demonstrates to the rest of the country that people can come together across perceived differences to real life a common vision of a safer and more just city this comes at a time when nationwide distrust between cops and citizens that an all time high , specifically in cleveland after cop shot and killed twelve year old tamir rice was playing with a toy gun and after officer michael brillo was acquitted over the weekend for shooting an unarmed black couple fifteen times , department of justice said they will review the testimony and evidence in that case