Cincinnati Police

Officer Involved Shooting
4:00 pm
Mon September 15, 2014

Body cam appears to corroborate Cincinnati Police shooting story

Cincinnati City Manager Harry Black speaks at a news conference about the officer-involved shooting.
Ann Thompson WVXU

Cincinnati Police Officers, in the midst of a 30-day trial for body cameras, recorded an officer involved fatal shooting Sunday, helping to back up the story told by police and witnesses.

At about 6:45 p.m. Sunday officers went to 379 Rosemont Avenue in West Price Hill for a report of shots fired. That's where they found 37-year old  Christopher Mitchell with a gun to his head. Reportedly he had threatened suicide earlier in the day and pulled the trigger of another gun he held to his head, but it didn't go off. Friends say he had a history of depression and substance abuse.

Read more
Cincinnati Edition - 513-419-7100
2:30 am
Thu August 28, 2014

A 300 day update from Chief Blackwell & a conversation about the Collaborative Agreement

Michael Keating/Cincinnati Police Dept.

  

Read more
Public Safety
3:21 pm
Wed July 9, 2014

Cincinnati Police increasing patrols downtown

Credit Michael Keating / Cincinnati Police

Despite back-to-back shooting incidents downtown this week, shootings and violent crime remain down in Cincinnati compared to last year.

Chief Jeffrey Blackwell says police are stepping up patrols throughout the summer anyway to make sure people feel, and are, safe downtown.

"We're going to have a comprehensive incident command-based plan as we move forward to address every weekend event that we have from now through Labor Day and beyond even through Oktoberfest," says Blackwell.

Read more
Public Safety
4:24 pm
Thu July 3, 2014

Cincinnati's newest police officers sworn in

The Cincinnati Police Department's 103rd Recruit Class.
Tana Weingartner WVXU

Cincinnati has 19 new police officers. The department's first class of lateral transfer recruits in more than six years was sworn in today. The officers all came from other Ohio agencies but still had to go through the city's training process. Chief Jeffrey Blackwell calls today's graduation exciting.

The new officers will hit the ground running with their first duty assignment working the Cincinnati Reds game on Saturday. They'll be paired with field training officers on Sunday and begin working in their assigned districts.

Read more
Local News
12:59 pm
Tue June 24, 2014

Barricades to curb prostitution an unfair burden on residents, Mohawk leader says

The barricades on McMicken Street to reduce prostitution are scheduled to be in place for about another month, but some residents want them to be removed now. 

Vanessa Sparks of the Mohawk Area Development Corporation told Cincinnati City Council's Law and Public Safety Committee this morning that the barricades are placing a burden on the neighborhood's residents.

Read more

Pages