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Police hold 'community listening sessions' on violence

(Source: FOX19 NOW file) (Source: FOX19 NOW file)

Cincinnati police chief Jeffrey Blackwell, assistant chiefs and Cincinnati Police commanders will hold a series of listening sessions to hear from community members for solutions on addressing crime.

The problem solving sessions will allow community members, faith leaders and neighborhood residents to provide input and solutions to address the recent uptick in shootings, according to CPD. The meetings are open to the public and free parking is available at each site.

Police say that in addition to the two community meetings, a meeting with community faith leaders will be held to hear from CPD's God Squad and the faith community.

Questions and comments can also be provided on via live Twitter and Facebook session using the hashtag #CPDListening.

The information gathered will be included in the 90-day summer safety initiative.

Meeting dates and locations

  • June 4: 2:30 p.m. (Faith Leaders) in the chief's conference room, 310 Ezzard Charles Drive, 45214
  • June 4: 6:30 p.m. (doors open at 6 p.m.) at the New Prospect Baptist Church, 1589 Summit Road, 45237
  • June 5: 10 a.m. (doors open at 9:30 a.m.) at the Urban League, 3458 Reading Road, 45229

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