Cincinnati Police

Cincinnati Edition - 513-419-7100
1:30 am
Tue November 11, 2014

How the city is preparing for possible fallout from a verdict in Ferguson, Missouri

Ferguson, Missouri

  Tension has been running high in Ferguson, Missouri as the community awaits a decision from a grand jury on whether a  police officer will be indicted for the shooting death of an unarmed black teen. Some experts say there could be riots similar to what happened in Los Angeles in 1992 in the Rodney King case if there's no indictment.

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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.

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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.


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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.

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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.

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