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Chief Isaac Working With Other Departments On Pursuit Policy

Two people died and two others were injured in Newport after they were struck by a vehicle fleeing Cincinnati police. The vehicle on Fifth Street in Newport was involved in the crash on Aug. 7, 2020.
Two people died and two others were injured in Newport after they were struck by a vehicle fleeing Cincinnati police. The vehicle on Fifth Street in Newport was involved in the crash on Aug. 7, 2020.

There is no uniform policy for police pursuits across Hamilton County. Some police chiefs, including Cincinnati Police Chief Eliot Isaac, support establishing a uniform police vehicle pursuit policy for the region. A recent symposium of 44 law enforcement agencies in the county convened to discuss pursuit policy.

Cincinnati Metro Area Police Pursuit Symposium came just weeks after a deadly police pursuit on Aug. 7. Cincinnati police pursued the vehicle into Newport, Ky., where the driver killed two bystanders and injured others.

Joining Cincinnati Edition to discuss the Cincinnati Police Department's vehicle pursuit policy and new proposals brought forth in the symposium are Cincinnati Police Chief Eliot Isaac; Pursuit for Change Chief Advocate Jonathan Farris; and Ohio Department of Public Safety Office of Criminal Justice Executive Director Karhlton Moore.

Listen to Cincinnati Edition live at noon M-F. Audio for this segment will be uploaded after 4 p.m. ET.

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