cincinnati crime

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Cincinnati's police chief told Council's Law and Public Safety Committee Monday about his plans to reassign 24 officers to patrol duties to combat an increase of shootings in the city.  

Chief Jeffrey Blackwell said until recently shootings had decreased.

Jay Hanselman / WVXU

Cincinnati Police Chief Jeffrey Blackwell presented his 90-day crime reduction plan to City Manager Harry Black Monday afternoon during a meeting at city hall. 

Michael E. Keating

Cincinnati City Manager Harry Black is asking Police Chief Jeffrey Blackwell for a 90-day action plan to reduce violence in the city.  Black wants the proposal by Friday.

The historic Washington Platform restaurant in downtown Cincinnati will play host to a three-part speaker series/dining experience called Murder on the Menu, kicking off Thursday, February 19. Anne Arenstein learns more about these events that will pair creative menus with stories about Cincinnati’s criminal past from Jon Diebold, owner/chef of Washington Platform and Mike Morgan from Queen City History.

Provided, Survive Institute

  What would you do if attacked in a dark parking garage or assaulted on a deserted city street? Most of us would probably freeze. But for more than 30 years, Mike and Debbie Gardner of the Survive Institute have been training people how to be aware of their surroundings, to avoid confrontations when possible, and to defend themselves when necessary. Defense experts and “Courage Coaches” Mike and Debbie Gardner join us to talk about what they term, “Self-defense with love.”

Ann Thompson

Cincinnati's police chief reports the department's new Taser policy should be released in a couple of weeks. 

But James Craig said there's no discussion about of not using them.

“You discontinue use of the Taser, what’s the alternative?” Craig said.  “We don’t want officers hurt, they need to overcome resistance of an aggressive suspect, so that means side handle batons or straight sticks and again they create and cause more injury to suspects.”