Community policing is centerpiece of reform agreement between Cleveland, Justice Department

Community policing is one of the key elements in an agreement between Cleveland and the U.S. Department of Justice on how the city's troubled police department will be reformed.

The settlement calls for the creation of a community policing commission consisting of 10 city residents and three police union officials to make recommendations about policies and practices aimed at making policing in Cleveland free of bias and more transparent.

The 105-page agreement was filed in federal court on Tuesday. A judge must approve the settlement and an independent monitor will be appointed to oversee reforms.