black advocates in cleveland come together over the consent decree sabotage and firing of black deputy monitor, by the city and head monitor

Hardaway’s resignation came near the same time Citizens For A Safer Cleveland , a campaign that started in April, announced it had more than twice the amount of signatures needed to get its police accountability initiative on the November ballot.

Kareem Henton, an organizer with Black Lives Matter Cleveland, noted on the steps of City Hall that Hardaway’s resignation would impact progress toward police reform.

“The forced resignation of the deputy monitor, Ayesha Bell Hardaway, is a blow to the residents and any citizen in Cleveland who wants the Cleveland police to be reformed, that wants the city of Cleveland to be safe for citizens as well as law enforcement,” Henton said.