© 2021 Cincinnati Public Radio
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
Available On Air Stations
SPOTLIGHT: Your 2021 voter guide to Cincinnati's races for mayor, City Council, school board and more ahead of Election Day Tuesday, Nov. 2. >>
Local News

Council Member wants metal detectors back at Cincinnati City Hall

Jay Hanselman

A Cincinnati Council Member wants to reinstall metal detectors at the entrance to City Hall.  

Cecil Thomas said in a press release the current protocol of having people sign a register as they enter the building doesn't deter violence.  He said anyone could carry a weapon into the building.
Thomas points out federal and county public facilities use metal detectors.  

City Hall had the security devices from late 2003 until early 2006.  They were installed after then Vice Mayor Alicia Reece was in New York when a council member was killed in a shooting incident at the city hall there.  

Mayor Mark Mallory had them removed soon after he took office in December 2005 in an effort to make City Hall more open and accessible.