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This is WVXU's special series from April 2021 looking back at the civil unrest of 2001 on the 20th anniversary of the police killing of Timothy Thomas, a young Black man, that led to remarkable change in the city of Cincinnati.

How Policing In Cincinnati Has Changed Since 2001

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Since the 2001 civil unrest, changes to policing in Cincinnati have served as a national model. In 2002, the city of Cincinnati signed the Collaborative Agreement and declared community problem-oriented policing would be the strategy for police services in the city. The strategy shifted the focus to prevention. Cincinnati has seen a dramatic reduction in use of force and arrests over the past 20 years, which mirrors a national trend.

Joining Cincinnati Edition to discuss police reforms since 2001 are Cincinnati Police Chief Eliot Isaac; and with the Sentinel Police Association Former President and Cincinnati Police Officer Scotty Johnson; and Cincinnati Police DepartmentLt. Emmett Gladden.

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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.