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Cincinnati Police officers and others from surrounding communities came together Friday to honor and remember fallen officers on Police Memorial Day.

This year's event began at the Cincinnati Firefighters Memorial Park on Central Avenue. The service traditionally starts on Fountain Square, but it was not available because of a scheduling conflict.

Cincinnati Police Chief Eliot Isaac said there are more than 900,000 police officers in the country. But he added that protecting others comes at a price.

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Cincinnati Fraternal Order of Police President Sgt. Dan Hils says the officers dispatched to Seven Hills School were looking for a female who could not get out of her van, maybe because the electronic locks were malfunctioning.

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Cincinnati Police are investigating the theft of an expensive butterfly from Krohn Conservatory.

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Cincinnati Police Chief Eliot Issac is launching an internal investigation and a 911 dispatcher is on administrative leave following the death of 16-year-old Kyle Plush, a Seven Hills student.

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For weeks, Cincinnati City Manager Harry Black and Mayor John Cranley have been involved in a very public dispute about the city manager's future as a city employee. How did we get here? WVXU’s City Hall reporter Jay Hanselman breaks it all down with a timeline of events.

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For eight months Cincinnati Police and the FBI have tried to track down the person who vandalized a Sayler Park vehicle with Swastika symbols, and other phrases like "Go Home," "Musslim Terrorist", and "Trump America," with no success.  Now they want your help.

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As more police departments implement body cameras there are new questions about whether the footage is public record and how best to ensure transparency and accountability while protecting crime victims.

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A five-member majority of Cincinnati City Council has voted to let the new city council deal with the decision on building a $17 million District 5 police headquarters in College Hill.

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"Cincinnati LEEDs The Nation," a documentary about the innovative design of Cincinnati Police District 3 headquarters in Western Hills, premieres 9 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9 on WCET-TV (Channel 48).

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Over-the-Rhine residents are putting drug dealers and prostitutes on notice as they partner with police in a renewed effort to clean-up the area.

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Police and fire departments across the country, including Cincinnati, are reviewing procedures following last week's mass shooting in Las Vegas.

Assistant Police Chief Paul Neudigate told a council committee Monday the city is well prepared for such an incident.

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In Avondale, a Cincinnati neighborhood with an "overabundance and saturation of gunfire activity," police have a new way of pinpointing it so they can get any victims to the hospital and collect evidence.

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The head of the Cincinnati Police union is pulling back from a plan for the Fraternal Order of Police to step away from the table when it comes to refreshing the city's Collaborative Agreement.

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The Hamilton County Coroner's office, which houses the county crime lab, will no longer process rape kits from the Cincinnati's police department, according to Cincinnati City Manager Harry Black.

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Last Friday Cincinnati leaders announced a proposal to review and refresh the city's Collaborative Agreement, negotiated in 2002. The agreement was put in place following the civil unrest in 2001, after a white Cincinnati police officer, Stephen Roach, shot and killed Timothy Thomas, a 19-year-old, unarmed African-American.

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Hosted by All Things Considered’s Kelly McEvers, Embedded showcases her in-depth reporting on videos of police encounters and how the proliferation of this kind of video has affected life in America.

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Cincinnati City Manager Harry Black says the city's police department is making progress as it investigates the shooting incident early Sunday morning at Cameo Night Club on Kellogg Avenue.  

One person was killed and another 16 were injured when gun fire broke out inside the club.

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Cincinnati police now say 17 people were shot inside a night club early Sunday morning.  

Police Chief Eliot Isaac tells City Council's Law and Public Safety Committee another victim came forward Sunday night.  

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Cincinnati Police say one person is dead and 15 wounded from a shooting inside a nightclub early Sunday morning. Police Chief Eliot Isaac said the shooting at Cameo Night Club at 4601 Kellogg was the result of a conflict that started earlier in the day.  

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Hamilton County's prosecutor is suggesting the wounding of a Cincinnati police officer could have been prevented had his attacker been in prison for earlier crimes.

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A Cincinnati Police-federal government partnership targeting violent offenders is going so well the U.S. Attorney's Office is expanding it to Columbus.

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Some Cincinnati Council Members and police officers say the District Five headquarters is small, outdated, and unhealthy. City administrators recommend renovating a nearby facility into a new station.

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In a weekend Walnut Hills incident described as an "ambush," domestic violence suspect Damion McRae allegedly pointed his  9mm carbine rifle at Cincinnati Police Officer Ken Grubbs and started shooting. The officer sustained injuries to his abdomen but is expected to survive.

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Some employees, who spend a large part of their day working at Cincinnati's Police District Five facility, will soon be relocating to temporary space.

The move comes as the city works to renovate an existing building to move entire D5 facility sometime in 2019.  The current building is located 1012 Ludlow Avenue.

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The widow of a Cincinnati police officer has filed a federal lawsuit against the city alleging the conditions at the District Five headquarters led to his death.  

The complaint said Robert McGuire worked for the Cincinnati Police Department for more than 12 years.  During that time, he was stationed at District Five, located at 1012 Ludlow Avenue.

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Some police personnel at Cincinnati's District Five headquarters could be working at other facilities until a new building is ready.  

City Manager Harry Black addressed the issue Monday during a city council committee meeting.

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The widow of a Cincinnati police officer killed in the line of duty is asking for help keeping her husband's killer behind bars.

Cincinnati's city manager says moving the District Five police headquarters to an existing city-owned building is the quickest and most cost-effective solution to problems with the current facility. 

Harry Black spoke to City Council's Law and Public Safety Committee Monday about the issues of building a new facility.

Cincinnati Police have some leads to go on to try to find the person responsible for spray painting swastikas and racial slurs on Withrow University High School over the weekend.

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Cincinnati Police officers will head to Washington D.C. next week. Lt. Steve Saunders says 40 officers are providing security during the presidential inauguration.

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