Last week, Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley addressed the topic of police reform in the city by introducing the U.S. Conference of Mayors' Police Reform and Racial Justice report. The report includes policy directives for cities and police departments. At the same time, the mayor is calling for more funding for police to combat gun violence.
At a press conference with Cincinnati Police Chief Eliot Isaac, Mayor Cranley announced that he will ask City Council for $1 million for police overtime, hiring community organizers and embedding a second lawyer within the U.S. Attorney's Office to prosecute gun crimes in the city on the federal level.
"It's important to say there is nothing inconsistent with police reform and wanting more police to reduce gun violence," Cranley said during the press conference. "These are difficult times we're living in in this country and we have real race tensions and we have really too much gun violence in this country."
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