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.
Cincinnati police are erecting temporary barricades on portions of McMicken Street to keep people from cruising for prostitutes in a part of the city where sex trafficking has been rampant.
In order to combat increasing prostitution offenses on McMicken Street from Over-the-Rhine through the Clifton Heights and University Heights area, the Cincinnati police department began erecting temporary barricades on the street today to curb the cruising for prostitutes there.
Cincinnati's Police Chief say officers responded appropriately Monday during an incident in which the suspect was fatally shot by police.
Chief Jeffrey Blackwell says officers went to the Walnut Hills home of Gregory Sanders after he called 911 saying he'd killed his mother.
"We are, at this point, pretty certain everything was above board; that every division policy was followed, says Blackwell. "The fact is that they were forced to use deadly force by Mr. Gregory Sanders who came out of the house with a rifle."