Cleveland Mayor Orders Review Of Police Policies

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Cleveland (AP) -- The Cleveland mayor has ordered a review of police policies for handling sexual assault and missing person reports in the wake of a serial homicide investigation.

Mayor Frank Jackson announced the move Wednesday. He had promised a review earlier when he complimented police work in the case against suspected serial killer Anthony Sowell.

The three-member review commission appointed by the mayor will not review police handling of the Sowell case.

Sowell has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity to killing 11 women whose remains were found in his house and buried in the yard.

Some of the women's relatives complained about police handling of missing person reports.

Police say some of the victims were never reported missing.

(Copyright 2009 by the Associated Press. All rights reserved.)


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