Cincinnati Police Department

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Right now Cincinnati has 1,032 police officers. That's 25 less than the department's authorized number of 1,057.  

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A 23-year-old woman is recovering after she was shot by a police officer in East Price Hill. The woman was armed with a knife and trying to force her way into an apartment when the officer shot her in the leg. While Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters has declined to prosecute the officer, the incident may highlight a growing need in the Cincinnati Police Department for more officers on patrol.

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A 23-year-old woman is recovering from a gunshot wound and under a psychiatric hold after a brief standoff with Cincinnati Police Tuesday. The woman called 911 from the 300 block of Crestline in East Price Hill and said she was feeling suicidal.

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The Cincinnati Police Department wants to increase police presence in crime hot spots in hopes of reducing violent crime.

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Even with a recent spike in violence, the Cincinnati Police Department reports the number of shootings in the city this year is lower than previous years.  

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Cincinnati's police chief calls the spike in gun violence in the city during the past two weeks "alarming."

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U.S. Attorney Ben Glassman will announce the arrest of a Cincinnati Police Captain Friday on yet-to-be disclosed federal charges. A news conference is scheduled for 2:30 p.m.

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The Cincinnati Police Department is recommending City Council approve officer recruit classes in the next two budgets to maintain sworn staffing levels.  

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Cincinnati Council's Law and Public Safety Committee held a public hearing Monday to get input on the two sites that are still in the running to be the permanent home for the Cincinnati Police Department's District 5 headquarters.

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Cincinnati Council's Budget and Finance Committee Monday approved an agreement that would sell a city-owned parking lot to FC Cincinnati for its stadium project in the West End.

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Cincinnati officials and FC Cincinnati have reached an agreement to sell a city-owned parking lot behind Police District 1 that the team needs to build its new stadium in the West End.

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The full Cincinnati Council approved an ordinance Wednesday directing the city manager to set up implicit and explicit bias training.  

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A recruiting crisis is shaking police departments across the country. It's getting tougher to bring on new recruits and the ranks are sliming as officers reach retirement age and others leave after less than a year on the force.

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Cincinnati City Council approved a request Wednesday to fire blank shotgun shells inside Music Hall for acoustical testing.

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Jay Hanselman is WVXU's city hall reporter. He—probably much like you—often wondered why it takes so long to re-open an interstate or major roadway following a serious traffic accident. So he decided to find out. Here is what he uncovered. 

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Kyle Plush's family say they're still searching for answers to questions about Cincinnati's response to the incident where the 16-year-old died after getting trapped in his minivan at the Seven Hills School.

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Cincinnati City Council likely won't decide until early next year where the police department's new District 5 headquarters will be built.  

There are two sites still in the running: 3300 Central Parkway in Clifton and 5837 Hamilton Avenue in College Hill.  

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Two and a half years after eight people were killed in Pike County, Ohio, arrests are made in the brutal deaths.

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The Cincinnati Police Department is launching a series of community forums Thursday evening in an effort to recruit new officers.  

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Two sites are still in the running to be the permanent home for the Cincinnati Police Department's District 5 headquarters.

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