Simon Leis

Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation/Courtesy of HBO

A new two-hour documentary looks at the provocative photos and life of Robert Mapplethorpe, including the ones which brought obscenity charges against Cincinnati’s Contemporary Arts Center in 1990.

“Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures” (9 p.m. Monday, April 4, HBO) looks at the artist, who died of AIDS in 1988, through preparations for simultaneous Mapplethorpe retrospectives at the J. Paul Getty Museum and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

Filmmakers Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato (“Inside Deep Throat,” “The Eyes of Tammy Faye”) had “complete and unprecedented access” to the Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation, archival materials and  never-before-seen photographs,” according to HBO’s publicity.

An audit of the Hamilton County Sheriff's department is recommending three issues be addressed. They include: staffing, technology and training.

The report concludes department staff are highly disciplined and resilient but also static and resistant to change. It says the agency, under former Sheriff Simon Leis, became "frozen in time" which prevents it from adopting more modern procedures and practices.