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(CLEVELAND) - The Cleveland Police Patrolman's Association is endorsing Cleveland City Councilman Zack Reed for Mayor. The CPPA released the following statement:
Today, the Board of Directors of the CPPA voted to endorse Zack Reed for Mayor of the City of Cleveland. Councilman Reed has been consistent in his concern for rising violent crime rates and the need to improve police staffing levels in Cleveland, while the current administration has neither acknowledged nor addressed these issues.
For instance the Division of Police is currently 163 active police officers and 28 dispatchers below BUDGETED staffing levels with no relief in sight. This type of leadership exposes officers and law-abiding citizens to unnecessary risk and has a dramatic impact on everyone's quality of life.
Zack Reed and the men and women of the CPPA are committed to working together with our community to make Cleveland a much safer place in which to raise our families, work and play.