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Cincinnati To "Refresh" Historic Policing Agreement

Cincinnati City Manager and others announcing plans to "refresh" the 2002 racial collaborative agreement.
Cincinnati City Manager and others announcing plans to "refresh" the 2002 racial collaborative agreement.

Last Friday Cincinnati leaders announced a proposal to review and refresh the city's Collaborative Agreement, negotiated in 2002. The agreement was put in place following the civil unrest in 2001, after a white Cincinnati police officer, Stephen Roach, shot and killed Timothy Thomas, a 19-year-old, unarmed African-American.

Court-enforced federal monitoring of the agreement ended in 2008. Since then, it has been used as a guide to continue improving police-community relations.

Joining us to discuss the importance of the original Collaborative Agreement and what will take place during this current review and refresh are Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley; local activist Iris Roley; civil rights attorney Al Gerhardstein; Cincinnati Police Chief Eliot Isaac; Cincinnati Enquirer city hall reporter Sharon Coolidge; and WVXUcity hall reporter Jay Hanselman.

To view the current proposal for the Collaborative Agreement "refresh," click here.

If you would like to take a Cincinnati Perception Survey and share your views about public safety in our community, click here

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