Cincinnati's City Manager is naming Captain Paul H. Humphries Assistant Chief/Executive Officer for the Cincinnati Police Department.
Humphries has been on the force 26 years. He currently serves as the Chief of Staff for Chief James Craig.
In a release Dohoney says, “Captain Humphries is committed to helping ensure that the Police Department follows through on the principles outlined in the Collaborative Agreement and will help lead our police officers into the future as a well-prepared department.”
Cincinnati's police chief says he's an advocate of legal gun ownership, but feels like the country needs to do a better job restricting gun sales. James Craig addressed the deadly school shooting in Connecticut during his news conference Thursday. He says the idea of simply arming school employees is not a wise response:
The Cincinnati Police Chief is appointing the city's first ever liaison with the gay and lesbian community.
Equality Cincinnati Board President Matt Murray says it is extremely encouraging that Chief James Craig is appointing an officer as the police liaison for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.
"It's to build a comfort level with the LGBT community to know that if they need these safety departments they can do it without discrimination and feel comfortable that they're going to be treated fairly and equally."