Cincinnati Police Chief Eliot Isaac

Michael E. Keating

Cincinnati City Manager Harry Black said Wednesday there's a "small, fringe element" in the city's police department that's committed to disrupting what's good about the agency.  

Black's comments came after a newspaper report questioned overtime spending by the police department.  

Ann Thompson / WVXU

Cincinnati Police Chief Eliot Isaac offers thoughts and prayers to the Frost family but defends the off-duty police officer who shot and killed 20-year old Terry Frost.

Michael E. Keating

The Cincinnati Police Department is working to tighten its policies on some overtime for its officers.

The city's Internal Audit department recently completed a review of some of the police department's discretionary overtime, which must be pre-approved by a supervisor. The goal was to determine if the overtime was properly managed, authorized and approved.

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The City of Cincinnati will continue to maintain the $10,000 yearly stipend the city provides to chiefs and assistant chiefs in "lieu of overtime, call back, shift differential, court time and shift change compensation." WVXU confirmed the information Monday.

Isaac will also continue to receive a tuition reimbursement for a master's degree program at Xavier University.

The city confirms Isaac can return to the captain rank if he is relieved from the chief's position "for other than just causes as outlined in Article B, Section 5 of the Charter of the city."

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Cincinnati's police chief announced nine promotions Wednesday that bring more diversity to the department's leadership.  

Chief Eliot Isaac filled three captain positions along with promoting three others to lieutenant and three more to the rank of sergeant.  

Ann Thompson / WVXU

Eliot Isaac, a long-time police veteran who has been interim chief for nearly three months, is Cincinnati’s new police chief.

In city council chambers at Cincinnati City Hall Thursday morning, City Manager Harry Black made official what most in the department and city hall have believed for months would happen – he appointed Isaac the city’s new police chief.

Black said he never considered any outside candidates for the job.

After the firing of Cincinnati Police Chief Jeffrey Blackwell in September, the city moved a step closer Friday to finding his replacement.  WVXU's Howard Wilkinson joined Mark Heyne on Cincinnati Edition to talk about the latest in the search for a new police chief.

Michael E. Keating

A special Cincinnati Fraternal Order of Police meeting will go ahead Monday night despite the firing of Former Chief Jeffrey Blackwell.

President Kathy Harrell said officers still want to discuss morale and staffing issues. Had Blackwell not been fired, they might have held a vote of "no confidence" in Blackwell. 

Ann Thompson / WVXU

Interim Cincinnati Police Chief Eliot Isaac visited District One's roll call Thursday afternoon and gave officers a pep talk as they were beginning their shifts. Isaac was appointed Interim Chief after Jeffrey Blackwell was fired Wednesday.