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Citizen Complaint Authority Dealing With Backlog Of Cases

CCA Board Chair Mark Childers at a special meeting to ask for funding.

The Citizen Complaint Authority has struggled for years as an understaffed and underfunded independent agency that investigates complaints against the Cincinnati Police Department. Under these staffing constraints the agency is facing a major backlog of cases. Now Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley and City Council are working to better fund the CCA.

Joining Cincinnati Edition to discuss the agency are Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley; Citizen Complaint Authority Chairman Mark Childers, CCA Board Member Desire Bennett;Cincinnati City Councilman P.G. Sittenfeld; and Cincinnati Fraternal Order of PolicePresident Sgt. Dan Hils.

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Michael Monks brings a broad range of experience to WVXU-FM as the host of Cincinnati Edition, Cincinnati Public Radio's weekday news and information talk show.