Cincinnati Police

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The widow of a Cincinnati police officer killed in the line of duty is asking for help keeping her husband's killer behind bars.

Cincinnati's city manager says moving the District Five police headquarters to an existing city-owned building is the quickest and most cost-effective solution to problems with the current facility. 

Harry Black spoke to City Council's Law and Public Safety Committee Monday about the issues of building a new facility.

Cincinnati Police have some leads to go on to try to find the person responsible for spray painting swastikas and racial slurs on Withrow University High School over the weekend.

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Cincinnati Police officers will head to Washington D.C. next week. Lt. Steve Saunders says 40 officers are providing security during the presidential inauguration.

Cincinnati area police are on the hunt for the source of a tainted heroin batch that caused 21 people to overdose in 24 hours Tuesday in the areas of Price Hill, Camp Washington and the Beekman Street Corridor. All have recovered after emergency personnel administered Narcan.

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Cincinnati Police Officer Orlando Smith, a 22-year veteran of the department, has long advocated for body cameras. After a Wednesday news conference announcing their rollout, Smith showed off his camera which is mounted on his chest.

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Update 3:30 p.m.: The case involving a knife-wielding suspect and the Cincinnati Police officer who killed him will not go to a Hamilton County grand jury.

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Cincinnati Police say officers shot and killed a knife-wielding man on Government Square Sunday morning.

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Hamilton County Sheriff's deputies are still working without body cameras, even though a plan to purchase them was approved earlier this year.

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The Cincinnati Police Department is continuing work on security plans for the various Pride week activities, culminating with a parade and festival. 

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Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters said charges will not be filed against an off-duty police officer in the death of a bank robber.

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Cincinnati Police Chief Eliot Isaac offers thoughts and prayers to the Frost family but defends the off-duty police officer who shot and killed 20-year old Terry Frost.

As of December 31, 2013, the National Crime Information Center’s Missing Person File contained more than 84,000 active missing person records. And according to the National Institute of Justice, there are an estimated 40,000 unidentified human remains in the offices of the nation's medical examiners and coroners or were buried or cremated before being identified.

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The members of the Cincinnati Police Department's latest recruit class are halfway through their 26-week training program.  They are scheduled to graduate on July 1.

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The Cincinnati Police Department is working to tighten its policies on some overtime for its officers.

The city's Internal Audit department recently completed a review of some of the police department's discretionary overtime, which must be pre-approved by a supervisor. The goal was to determine if the overtime was properly managed, authorized and approved.

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Cincinnati Police say there's a federal indictment in an incident where shots were fired at a downtown skyscraper. 

In January 2015, Rayshawn Herald allegedly shot at the Great American Tower on at least four different nights.  He was arrested after a separate shootout in Mount Auburn in May. 

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Cincinnati's mayor and police chief say they believe the fatal shooting of a man in Cheviot Wednesday was justified. 

Paul Gaston, 37, was reportedly waving a gun around before crashing a truck on Harrison Avenue.

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Many think of child sex trafficking as a problem in some foreign countries, but it also exists here. Ohio is ranked among the worst for child sex trafficking in the United States, according to The Cincinnati Enquirer and a report from the Ohio Attorney General’'s office.

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Cincinnati's police chief announced nine promotions Wednesday that bring more diversity to the department's leadership.  

Chief Eliot Isaac filled three captain positions along with promoting three others to lieutenant and three more to the rank of sergeant.  

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Last April, 42 people were arrested in a three-week blitz against prostitution along the McMicken Avenue corridor. Sex trafficking continues to be a problem in the city, with the West McMicken, Price Hill and Walnut Hills areas experiencing the most prostitution activity. 

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A spokeswoman for Cincinnati Public Schools says they have not seen a proposal from the local Black Lives Matter movement and could not comment. Janet Walsh says such a proposal may be an opportunity for the district and Cincinnati Police to have a conversation with BLM to “build their understanding” about the partnership between CPS and police.

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The Cincinnati Police department is holding a series of public forums for anyone considering a career in law enforcement. The meetings will include information about the application process and recruit exam, as well as various types of jobs such as SWAT and crime scene investigation.

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Cincinnati City Manager Harry Black will name a permanent police chief Thursday at 10:30 a.m.  City Council passed an ordinance Wednesday changing the pay scale for the position. It's believed that's the last hurdle for interim police chief Eliot Isaac to take the job. 

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The Cincinnati Police Department is looking for qualified men and women who would like to join its ranks. Joining us to discuss what it takes to be a police officer for the City of Cincinnati, and the qualifications the department looks for in a candidate, are Cincinnati Police Recruiting and Background Supervisor Sergeant Dominic Gulliford; Recruiting and Background Investigator, Officer Adrian Miller; and Cincinnati Police Academy Recruit Advisor, Officer Fred Gilmore

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Cincinnati Police are analyzing crime data in Westwood to determine who and what are causing violent crime to spike and how the community can help stop it.

In a meeting Friday, Crime Analyst Joe Lorenz told new District 3 Captain Aaron Jones and the Vice President of the Westwood Civic Association Shawntee Stallworth Schramm the intersections of Boudinot and Harrison and Harrison and McHenry are some of the worst spots for drug and gang related crime.

So far this year there have been 35 shootings in Westwood, compared to 10 last year.

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At the top of a knoll at the Vine Street Hill Cemetery shiny headstones now honor two Cincinnati Policemen who died in the line of duty a century ago and were buried in unmarked graves. A noontime ceremony at the cemetery Wednesday is giving them a proper burial.

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Cincinnati is looking for public input on the next police chief. There's a survey on the city's website.

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The number of shootings in Cincinnati has been increasing this year, and now the police department is launching an effort to reduce the violence.  

Starting Sunday, 75 officers will be assigned to a Violent Crime Response (VCR) team.

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Just a week ago five people were shot in Evanston in what Interim Cincinnati Police Chief Eliot Isaac called "a senseless act." Just around the corner on Fairfield there was a double homicide. Police say those crimes have now been solved.

Penetrating gang activity could be the key in reducing violent crime in Cincinnati.

Police Union Members Meet Their Interim Chief

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Members of the local police union seem to be happy with their new leader.

The Cincinnati chapter of the Fraternal Order of Police was supposed to have a vote Monday night on whether they supported the chief.  That vote was rendered moot after the firing of Jeffery Blackwell last week.

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