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University of Cincinnati officials told a city council committee Tuesday crime numbers around the campus are decreasing even as the school's police department retools how it does business. 

 

Vice President for Safety and Reform Robin Engel said at the same time there has been a reduction in the number of issued citations and arrests.

 

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An independent review of the University of Cincinnati Police Department is recommending a number of changes, including a review of the policy for use of deadly force.

 The review began after the shooting death of an unarmed motorist by a campus police officer last July.

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The University of Cincinnati is naming a new Chief of Police and Assistant Chief. The schools is naming Anthony Carter as Police Chief and Maris Herold as Assistant Chief.

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The University of Cincinnati's Department of Public Safety and Office of Safety and Reform will hold open forums to introduce the finalists for police chief and assistant chief. A search committee received 65 applications, and interviewed ten candidates via video conference.

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A former University of Cincinnati police chief ordered more aggressive off-campus traffic patrols and allegedly denied that move after an unarmed motorist was shot and killed during a traffic stop.  That's the initial finding of a company hired to review the department's practices.

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The University of Cincinnati police chief and assistant police chief have resigned.  Jason Goodrich and Tim Thornton turned in resignations today, effective immediately. 

UC Releases External Report On DuBose Shooting

Sep 11, 2015
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The University of Cincinnati has released the findings of an independent investigation into the death of Samuel DuBose.  He was shot during an off-campus traffic stop by a UC police officer in July.  The officer, Ray Tensing, was indicted by a Hamilton County grand jury and fired from the UC police department.

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University of Cincinnati Police will again be patrolling the neighborhoods around the Uptown campus, but officers will still abide by a recently passed city ordinance restricting traffic enforcement.

Hamilton County Sheriff's Department

 

A Hamilton County grand jury has indicted a University of Cincinnati police officer Ray Tensing for murder in the shooting death of Samuel DuBose in a July 19 traffic stop.

The shooting was, Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters said, the most “asinine” and “senseless” act he has ever seen a police officer commit.

“I’ve been doing this for over 30 years,’’ Deters said in a press conference early Wednesday afternoon at his office. “It was the purposeful killing of a person. That’s what makes it murder.”