Cincinnati Police Chief Jeffrey Blackwell presented his 90-day crime reduction plan to City Manager Harry Black Monday afternoon during a meeting at city hall.
Blackwell slipped out of city hall using a side entrance to avoid reporters gathered at the main doors. When asked about the plan as he was getting in his car, he called it a "good, comprehensive" plan that he "looks forward to implementing." Blackwell also said everyone is on the same page and good to go.
City Manager Black said in a prepared statement "the chief has provided recommendations, that I will review and provide feedback." The manager said no plan has been formalized, and he expects it to be ready by mid-week.
The manager's request came last week after the number of non-fatal shootings in the city increased this year, and especially in the last six weeks.