Monday, March 24, 2014

Call for support to keep Commander Sulzer Commander of the Second District

UPDATE - PUBLIC PROTEST/SHOW OF SUPPORT - tonight at 6:30 pm steps of City Hall and 7:00 pm in Council Chambers, 601 Lakeside Avenue, Cleveland 44114.

It has been confirmed through the City of Cleveland's Safety Director and Chief of Police that Commander Keith Sulzer will step down/removed from his position of leadership at the Division of Police's Second District as of this Wednesday, March 26th.

Although there are media reports that the Commander has stepped down, there has been no official reason or explanation given by the Safety Director, Police Chief or Mayor's Offices.

Until a valid reason is provided for his removal, I encourage all residents living within the City's Second District to demand that the Mayor not accept his resignation and he be kept in his position as Commander of the Second District.

Commander Kieth Sulzer  represents what's best about our community! He's one of the most dedicated and hard working civil servants I've ever known! He works hard to instill confidence in our safety forces; he rolls up his sleeves on a daily basis and is a hands-on commander that always leads by example. He has created countless initiatives and has shown great leadership in collaborating with our Community Relations Committee; Local Development Offices and Safety Coordinators; our Churches; business community and other local non-profits! Call the Mayor the Safety Director and Police Chief and demand that he stays on as our Commander!

Please call and lobby on his behalf the following people and numbers: Police Chief Calvin Williams 216-623-5005; Safety Director Michael McGrath 216-3716; and the Mayor's Office 216-664-3990.

Please also sign the on-line Move On Petition:

Cleveland police: Second District commander to step down
By Brandon Blackwell, Northeast Ohio Media Group, March 24, 2014

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