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Cincinnati police say attacks on officers on the rise

Cincinnati police are worried about an increase in random shootings at officers. The problem is occuring in Cincinnati where police-civilian tension often runs high more often than in some other cities around the country. Officer Keith Fangman patrols downtown. He says it's as bad as he's seen it. Police say that since November, seven shootings at officers have occurred and three of them happened when officers were not involved in confrontations with suspects. No officers were injured in any of the shootings. The problem appears to be worse in Cincinnati than other large cities.

Police officials in New York City, Chicago, Philadelphia and Cleveland all said they have not had much problem with random or sniper-style shootings at police in several years.

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