Thursday, September 6 2012 11:11 PM EDT2012-09-07 03:11:12 GMT
After the controversial death of Kelly Brinson, a 45-year-old mental health patient, University Health has changed the way it handles aggressive patients receiving psychiatric services. A lawsuit filedFull Story >
After the controversial death of Kelly Brinson, a 45-year-old mental health patient, University Health has changed the way it handles aggressive patients receiving psychiatric services.Full Story >
Thursday, August 2 2012 12:36 PM EDT2012-08-02 16:36:38 GMT
The family of a student who died after being tased by a University of Cincinnati police officer has filed a lawsuit. The family of Everette Howard has filed a civil rights suit against Richard Haas, theFull Story >
The family of a student who died after being tased by a University of Cincinnati police officer has filed a lawsuit.Full Story >
Monday, July 28 2014 6:57 PM EDT2014-07-28 22:57:33 GMT
Neighbors struggled to make sense of the shooting deaths of a family of five in which the father was known to many throughout their apartment complex as a friendly maintenance worker.Full Story >
A maintenance worker with financial problems killed his wife and three children with a shotgun, then committed suicide, over the weekend in what state police called one of the worst cases of domestic violence in Maine...Full Story >
Monday, July 28 2014 6:57 PM EDT2014-07-28 22:57:10 GMT
Only final arguments and a ruling remain in the trial to determine whether Donald Sterling's estranged wife can sell the Los Angeles Clippers to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer for $2 billion.Full Story >
A judge ruled against Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling on Monday in his attempt to block the $2 billion sale of the Los Angeles Clippers to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer.Full Story >
Cincinnati Police have updated their Use of Force Policy specifically focusing on the deployment of Tasers.
In a memo to the Mayor and City Council members, City Manager Milton Dohoney states the City's Law Department has reviewed the Use of Force Policy and CPD has included some revisions.
The memo states that the review came about after concerns were raised about the whether the Taser has caused death in "certain rare situations." It references reports that indicate a Taser barb in the chest region coupled with other factors could cause "sudden cardiac arrest and/or death."
While the memo recognizes reports of such instances are rare, the City's police department has updated its policy in an attempt to minimize unnecessary harm.
The Police Department's goal in the revision is to "reduce the number of secondary injuries resulting from Taser deployments."
Here are the changes laid out in the memo:
The department policy cites the suspect's back as the "preferred target area for the device" on an individual "actively resisting arrest". It prohibits frontal shots except when used in self defense or to protect someone else. The policy clearly states officers should not aim the Taser at an individual's head, neck, eyes, throat, chest/breast, or genitals.
The revised policy lays out the factors officers must weigh before deploying a Taser:
The severity of the crime
Whether the suspect poses an immediate safety threat
Whether the suspect is actively resisting arrest or attempting to avoid arrest by fleeing the area
To avoid "secondary injuries" that can result from falling after being tased, the policy also emphasizes the need to consider "environmental conditions" before using the Taser.
While revisions to the Use of Force Policy have been made, CPD maintains, "The Taser remains an important and beneficial tool in the police profession. The Taser allows arresting officers to keep distance between themselves and suspects, which reduces the need to resort to lethal force options. Moreover, significant reduction of injuries to officers and suspects has been documented since introduction of the Taser."
Monday, July 28 2014 2:07 PM EDT2014-07-28 18:07:25 GMT
CINCINNATI, OH (WXIX) – A FOX19 investigation's uncovered millions of tax dollars lost to failed loans to dozens of private businesses across the city. Our investigation found the city's forgiven moreFull Story >
A FOX19 investigation uncovered millions of tax dollars lost to failed loans to dozens of private businesses across the city. Our investigation found the city's forgiven more than $13 million in loans since 2005 and plans to forgive more in the future.Full Story >
Monday, July 28 2014 4:48 AM EDT2014-07-28 08:48:16 GMT
A man was airlifted to the hospital late Sunday night after a pedestrian-involved crash. Police are investigating the hit and run reported just before midnight in Butler County. Officials say a pedestrianFull Story >
A man was airlifted to the hospital late Sunday night after a pedestrian-involved crash.Full Story >
Monday, July 28 2014 5:34 PM EDT2014-07-28 21:34:58 GMT
A homicide victim has been identified after leading a police on a low-speed chase Saturday. According to court documents, Christopher R. McFerron was arrested after he fled from police on InterstatesFull Story >
A man has been arrested after leading a police on a low-speed chase Saturday.Full Story >
Monday, July 28 2014 1:25 PM EDT2014-07-28 17:25:24 GMT
The Cincinnati Bengals announced Monday that Papa John's will become the official pizza of the team. The pizza will now be served at Paul Brown Stadium and fans will be able to take advantage of giveawaysFull Story >
The Cincinnati Bengals announced Monday that Papa John's will become the official pizza of the team.Full Story >
Monday, July 28 2014 11:19 AM EDT2014-07-28 15:19:36 GMT
The Colerain Police Department is seeking the public's help in identifying the suspect in a bank robbery reported last May.Officers were dispatched around 2:15 p.m. May 22 for a U.S. Bank robbery at 9430Full Story >
The Colerain Police Department is seeking the public's help in identifying the suspect in a bank robbery reported last May.Full Story >
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