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

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