Cincinnati To Update Collaborative Agreement
The City of Cincinnati will voluntarily update a 15-year-old policing plan crafted in the wake of an officer-involved shooting and riots. This after some provisions were undercut by budget cuts and leadership changes. The collaborative agreement was established after the 2001 shooting death of Timothy Thomas, an unarmed black man killed by a white officer in the city's Over-the-Rhine neighborhood. The agreement between the city, the police union, an activist group and the ACLU was held up as a model by former U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch after more recent police shootings. But the city says "gaps" have developed since 2008, when oversight by federal monitor Saul Green ended. Green is being brought back to help in the review.