CIRV

OTR
5:09 pm
Wed December 3, 2014

Police connect the dots to make OTR safer

Cincinnati Police Assistant Chief James Whalen talks about the latest CIRV round-up.
Credit Ann Thompson / WVXU

Cincinnati Police are pointing to CIRV, the Cincinnati Initiative to Reduce Violence, as making a dent in Over the Rhine crime.

Shootings are down 74-percent and robberies 12-percent. Assistant Chief Jim Whalen says police are in the process of arresting 83 people, mostly drug dealers, who operate to the west of the trendy bar and restaurant area. They started identifying the suspects about four months ago.

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Price Hill
5:00 pm
Tue June 17, 2014

Round one goes to police in East Price Hill

This apartment building at 3216 Warsaw (diagonal from the police station) was where the SWAT team started this series of arrests, by executing a search warrant Tuesday.
Ann Thompson WVXU

Cincinnati Police didn't have too far to go to begin round one of a crackdown targeting gang members allegedly dealing drugs and guns in East Price Hill.

The SWAT team executed a search warrant at 3216 Warsaw, diagonal from District Three Police Headquarters, where two shootings happened last weekend. That was just the beginning.

By 2:00 Tuesday police say they had arrested 14 of the 29 people wanted.  One involved a car chase into Kentucky.

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