Marshall Project Originals
Cleveland Has Spent Millions on Police Cameras. Why Are the Locations a Secret?
The city cites citizen safety as a reason for shielding information, but has no policies on use of surveillance technology.
Cleveland Police Hiring Practices Are ‘Alarming’ and ‘Disturbing,’ Feds Say
City leaders want oversight to end, but federal monitor says police are not compliant in “significant and critical areas.”
Federal Oversight of Police Has Cost Cleveland Millions. What’s Changed?
Consent decrees force cities to change abusive police tactics. But Cleveland still has work to do.
The Marshall Project and Ohio Local News Initiative Join Forces to Hire Local Journalist Rachel Dissell
Dissell will contribute to the reporting and community engagement efforts of the Cleveland newsroom.
A Letter from our Cleveland Editor-in-Chief
The Marshall Project: A Journalism Public Service, Now Serving Cleveland
The Marshall Project Announces Cleveland Local News Team
A roster of award-winning journalists will produce investigative, data and engagement journalism to serve the people of Cuyahoga County, including those affected by its criminal justice system.
We’re Answering Your Questions About Cleveland’s Court System
We’re answering questions from the community about Cuyahoga County’s criminal courts, and sharing what we have gathered from the public docket of felony cases.
Jim Crutchfield Named Editor-in-Chief of The Marshall Project’s First Local News Team in Cleveland
Crutchfield will lead Cleveland’s local news team and community-based journalism.
How We Reported on Voting and Criminal Courts in Cuyahoga County
The Marshall Project spent months analyzing court records and voting patterns to understand who chooses county judges and who experiences the consequences.
Judges Have Real Power in Cleveland. Who’s Voting for Them?
Our guide explains who votes, who doesn’t — and why.
We Asked People in Cleveland What They Want to Know About Judges
They want to know about judges’ track records, legal experience and how they think about rehabilitation vs. prison time.
Who’s Electing Judges in the Cleveland Area? Not Those Ensnared in the System
In Cuyahoga County, voting patterns have resulted in mostly White judges deciding the fate of mostly Black criminal defendants.