Cincy police hold community meeting after killings

CINCINNATI (AP) — Cincinnati police are holding a community meeting Saturday in the wake of 15 homicides in two months.

Police are meeting with residents in the Over-the-Rhine neighborhood north of downtown.

The neighborhood has historically been the city’s most violent and was the site of the city’s 2001 race riots.

It’s also where many of the recent killings happened.

Police Capt. Gary Lee says the community meeting comes after residents expressed concerns about the violence.

Lee says that public safety and quality of life in a community is everyone’s responsibility and that residents need to work with police to maximize results and take ownership of the problem.

Part of the meeting will include a discussion about how residents can get involved, and information on crime prevention and personal safety

WKBN 27 First News provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. No links will be permitted. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s