Univ. of Cincinnati Appoints VP to Reform Campus Police, Safety

Appointment is in response to fatal shooting of Samuel DuBose by a UC campus police officer.

In the wake of last month’s fatal shooting of an un-armed black man by a University of Cincinnati (UC) police officer during a traffic stop, the school has created a new position that will oversee reform of the campus’ police and safety programs.

UC President Santa J. Ono announced on Tuesday that he has appointed criminal justice researcher Robin Engel to the new role of vice president for safety and reform.

“In her new role, Engel will coordinate the multiple external investigations and reviews planned for the University of Cincinnati Police Department, making use of her expertise in data-driven assessment and policy reform in order to work with external reviewers,” the school said in a press release.

She will also work with Kroll Inc., which will conduct an extensive internal review of all aspects related to the shooting death of Samuel DuBose.

Engel will not oversee or supervise UC Public Safety. The current leadership structure for Public Safety remains in place.

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