Cleveland Patrol Union President Calls Aging Cruisers 'Dangerous'

March 25, 2015

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Cleveland police officers have been driving aging cruisers that often have more than 100,000 miles on the odometer and lack basic working safety features, the Cleveland Police Patrolman's Association president told NewsChannel 5.

About a fourth of the city's police vehicles (119 of 418) have more than 100,000 miles on them, the media outlet found. Steve Loomis, the voice of patrol officers, said many cars don't have working airbags or anti-lock brakes. Loomis called the situation dangerous.

The city's 2015-2016 fiscal-year budget includes funding for 30 new vehicles.

Comments

  1. 1. Rick O. [ March 26, 2015 @ 04:42AM ]

    Sounds to me like some one has dropped the ball on the repairs of these vehicles . NO ONE should be using a vehicle in police use that does not have working air bags or abs . These vehicles should be removed from the fleet until repaired .

  2. 2. Brian B. [ March 26, 2015 @ 05:18AM ]

    If what the union rep says is true, then there is definitely a problem there. The county that I work for, we will not release a vehicle from the shop if there are any non-functional safety items. Period. It's not worth it to anyone. We especially make sure the cars the Police and Sheriffs departments use for driver training meet state inspection guidelines and have fully operable restraint systems, ABS, etc. Rookie drivers on a driving course can have an accident just as easily as a patrol officer on the street.

 

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