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"How to Fix a Broken Police Department" Panel

Nov 1, 2016

Between 1999 and 2014, Cincinnati saw a 69 percent reduction in police use-of-force incidents, a 42 percent reduction in citizen complaints and a 56 percent reduction in citizen injuries during encounters with police. Violent crimes dropped from a high of 4,137 in the year after the riots, to 2,352 last year.  Misdemeanor arrests dropped from 41,708 in 2000 to 17,913 last year.


How did they do it?  Attorney Al Gerhardstein, Past President of the Fraternal Order of Police and Cincinnati Police Officer Kathy Harrell and community organizer Iris Roley will be at Rotary to share the Cincinnati experience with a model of community problem-oriented policing or CPOP.  David Haynes, editorial page editor of the Journal Sentinel, will lead the conversation.


To read more about this, here is a link to an article from the Atlantic that provides some excellent background.   (“How to Fix a Broken Police Department”, The Atlantic, May 28, 2015.)


This is a joint-program with the Milwaukee Press Club.


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