Joe Deters

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In January 2017, then-Bengal Adam "Pacman" Jones, a professional football player with a long history of brushes with the law, was arrested by Cincinnati Police in a melee at the Millennial Hotel downtown and charged with three misdemeanors and one felony count, for spitting on a nurse at the Hamilton County Justice Center.

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This November, Hamilton County Republicans have their sights set on one race far above all others: getting incumbent Joe Deters re-elected prosecutor. He faces a candidate he has run against for the seat once before, former Hamilton County Municipal Court Judge Fanon Rucker.

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Updated: Tuesday, 11:50 a.m.

After former municipal judge Fanon Rucker won the Democratic primary for Hamilton County Prosecutor, all eyes moved to Republican Joe Deters, the 22-year incumbent he will face in November.

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A Hamilton County sheriff's deputy is under arrest and charged with one count of assault for kicking an inmate in the head during an incident June 9.

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The Hamilton County prosecutor's office will seek the death penalty in the case against the man accused of striking and killing Springdale Police Officer Kaia Grant.

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With nearly 69% of the vote, Democratic candidate Fanon Rucker defeated his Democratic challenger Tuesday, setting up a high-profile fight against Hamilton County's Republican Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters in November.

It is a battle for one of the last corners of county government still in the control of the GOP in an increasingly Democratic county.

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Hamilton County's prosecutor is launching a Crimes of Violence Against Women and Children unit.

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Hamilton County's prosecutor is requesting that the Ohio Attorney General sign an aggravated murder charge for the killing of a Springdale police officer.

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Two Democratic candidates are looking to unseat Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters in the fall. Former federal prosecutor Gabe Davis announced his candidacy in June and former Hamilton County Municipal Court Judge Fanon Rucker joined the race in October.

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Don't you hate it when somebody butts in line at the grocery check-out line, or when lots of people are queued up to get into a concert or a movie?

I do. And I don't hesitate to tell the line-crashers about it.

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Calling it with a laugh "the worst kept secret in the county's political history," Judge Fanon Rucker is officially launching his bid to be Hamilton County's next prosecutor.

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Hamilton County's prosecutor is working with the coroner's office to identify the body of a Jane Doe in an alleged serial killer case.

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Is Hamilton County blue? Or is it purple? No point in asking whether or not it is still red; that train left the station some time ago.

But it's time to settle this blue-purple hash once and for all – and the 2020 general election is the time to do it.

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Kyle Plush's family is critical of the findings from two independent reviews of the city's response to his death in April.

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For the second time in less than 24 hours, a Hamilton County judge has ordered homeless people who had vacated a camp on Third Street to leave the new camp they established Monday night on Central Parkway across from Jack Casino.

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Wednesday's special session of the Law and Public Safety committee session to hear the Cincinnati Police Department's investigation into the death of 16-year-old Kyle Plush has been postponed for the time being.

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Jim Rhodes, the late four-term governor of Ohio, could be a real pain in the neck.

He could also be a very funny man, in a Rhodesian, Southern Ohio kind of way.

I remember two days, both at the Ohio State Fair, where I experienced both Jims.

The first time was in 1994 and the second in 1998, long after Rhodes left office. Rhodes was getting up in years and couldn't walk the fairgrounds the way he did in the old days, when he was the grand poobah and chief architect of the annual summer event in Columbus.

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Cincinnati and Hamilton County are discussing changing the way the Metropolitan Sewer District (MSD) does business, transferring day-to-day operations to a five-member citizens board. The Cincinnati Fraternal Order of Police voted "no confidence" in Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters. And the police union plans to take a second vote on whether or not to participate in the Collaborative Agreement review and refresh process.

Prosecutor Will Not Try Tensing A Third Time

Jul 19, 2017
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Yesterday Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters announced that he will not seek a third trial for former University of Cincinnati police officer Ray Tensing in the shooting Death of Sam DuBose.

Prosecutor Will Not Retry Ray Tensing

Jul 18, 2017
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This afternoon Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters announced he will not seek a third trial  for former University of Cincinnati police officer Ray Tensing in the shooting Death of Sam DuBose. Two previous trials on murder and manslaughter charges ended in hung juries, the most recent last month. In both trials the prosecution argued Tensing's actions were unjustified. The defense says Tensing feared for his life and shot to stop the threat.

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