Cincinnati Stops Off Campus Patrols by College Police
University of Cincinnati police have not patrolled off campus since Samuel DuBose was shot and killed July 19.
The Cincinnati City Council voted to stop off campus patrols by University of Cincinnati police following the fatal shooting of an unarmed man July 19.
The unanimous vote comes as the school and city are reviewing their 2009 memorandum of understanding that allowed university police to enforce laws off campus, according to cincinnati.com.
The new agreement between the police departments has no time table, though Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley says the city needs “a lot more public input” before an agreement can be reached, according to cincinnati.com. Neither police department consulted the public before reaching their 2009 agreement.
The university appointed a vice president for safety and reform to adjust policies and university police had voluntarily stopped off campus patrols after Samuel DuBose was shot and killed following a traffic stop by university officer Ray Tensing, who has been charged with murder. The traffic stop, which occurred half a mile from campus, was because DuBose didn’t have a front license plate on his car.
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