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(CLEVELAND) - The candidates for mayor of Cleveland debated at the City Club this afternoon. One of the highlights of the debate was when Zack Reed received a call on his cell phone, while discussing community policing and open communication with Frank Jackson.
Reed and Jackson spared over numerous issues, including education, economic development, dirt bikes and DUI's. The debate was civil, but there was a sharp exchange when Jackson accused Reed of being a complainer who offered few solutions. Reed accused Jackson of trying to hide a failed record as mayor, and said the city deserves a leader dedicated to reducing crime.
The candidates reacted to news the 5 officers who were involved in the deadly police chase in 2012, are now being reinstated due to an arbitrator's decision. Reed did not give his personal opinion, but said the arbitrator's decision must be followed. Jackson said Reed should have a opinion about the reinstatement, but did not reveal his own opinion during the debate.