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Chief Blackwell addresses criticism over his All-Star weekend schedule

(Source: FOX19 NOW file) (Source: FOX19 NOW file)
CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -

Chief Blackwell addressed recent criticism Friday over his schedule for All-Star weekend.

Blackwell was originally slated to attend a conference of law enforcement executives in Indianapolis this weekend. 

He says his scheduler didn't realize it conflicted with the All-Star festivities, so he chose to speak on his off days only. But after taking more criticism, he canceled his appearance all together.

"I think it's getting lost in the fact that I was abdicating my duties here in Cincinnati and leave for a conference and that's simply not the case," said

Blackwell.Chief Blackwell says he plans to work every day until the game is over on Tuesday.

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